Wow. What a bad weekend for motor vehicle collisions this beautiful Easter weekend in Central New York State.
First, in the morning of April 3, a Yates County New York car driver died, and his passenger, an Oswego county New York man, was seriously injured, when their vehicle drifted off the Thruway and flipped onto its side near Elbridge, New York. It appears the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel.
Then, later that same day, in the evening, at about 6 p.m., a Central New York motorcyclist accident took place when a motorcycle hit a traffic island on State Route 3 near Oneida Street in Fulton. The biker was thrown from his bike and suffered back, chest and head injuries.
Both these accidents happened in broad daylight in beautiful spring weather.
Moral of the story? Don’t take the good weather for granted. Just because you survived, unscathed and accident-free, another Central New York winter, doesn’t mean you can let down your guard in such good driving weather. Stay awake, stay alert, and driver responsibly.