Burlington Flats Man
Dies In Motorcycle Crash
RICHFIELD – A 20-year-old Burlington Flats man was killed when he was hit by a car making a turn on State Route 28 near the Canadarago Lake boat launch in the Town of Richfield.
According to Trooper Aga Dembinska, Troop C public information officer, Kyle J. Seamon was driving his motorcycle south on Route 28 when a woman driving an SUV north made a left turn onto Hyder Road, directly into Seamon’s path. The SUV and motorcycle collided.
Troopers and emergency personnel performed life-saving measures on Seamon, but were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead on scene. The female driver was transported by AMR ambulance to Bassett Hospital. The incident remains under investigation.
Members of the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) and an Otsego County coroner responded to the scene. Troopers were also assisted by members of the Richfield Springs Fire Department and EMS, Schuyler Lake Fire Department, West Winfield Ambulance and state DOT.
Boy, isn’t this typical. One of the biggest risks for motorcyclists is the people that are not paying attention, and turn right in front of the biker, usually without a turn signal. So many times with the same comment.. ‘I didn’t see them” and then try to blame the biker somehow. People need to be more aware, and realize that we bikers have just as much right to be able to safely travel the roadways as cagers do in their cars. its pretty bad when we have to ride so defensively, almost assuming that someone is going to do something stupid in front of you. Give us a break people, please.