Rider Loses Arm in Freak Accident

A 25-year-old Long Island man lost his arm on Tuesday, July 12, when he reached around to adjust his backpack and lost control of his bike.

Apparently Jamie Smith-Sessa of Great Neck was riding north on the Interstate 95 when his backpack came open half way. When he tried to close it, he lost control and slammed into a cement barrier, injuring his right arm – which was later amputated.

It is not clear why he didn’t attempt to pull over to the shoulder before adjusting his pack. Maybe there was no shoulder. Maybe there was too much traffic and he was too far over to get to the shoulder before he lost everything in his bag. Maybe this has happened before and he was able to correct the situation without losing control. Maybe he just had a momentary lapse of reason.

Whatever the case because of the crash, not only was he severely injured, he probably lost the contents of his bag on the highway.

Unfortunately, in addition to getting into an accident and  losing his arm, he was also issued citations for not having a valid motorcycle license and for having improper plates on his vehicle.

Metier Law Firm – Denver Accident Attorney

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