A New York City attorney died weeks after he got into a motorcycle crash on the Henry Hudson Parkway in Harlem, police said Tuesday.
Sean Stanton, 58, of the Upper West Side, was driving an orange 2003 Suzuki motorcycle north on the parkway, just past West 120th Street, around 8:30 a.m. April 19 when he struck the right rear bumper of a black Lexus sedan, according to police.
Upon impact, Stanton’s motorcycle slid across two lanes of traffic — and he was hurled from the vehicle, landing in the right travel lane, cops said.
He was rushed to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries on May 3, according to cops.
The Lexus driver, a 34-year-old man, remained on scene and was not injured.
Police are continuing to investigate the accident.
Stanton attended Cornell Law School, state bar association records show.
He was born in Boston, and also lived in Preston, Idaho, with family, according to an obituary in the Preston Citizen.
He met his wife, Jeannette Rausch, a native New Yorker, while at Cornell, according to the obituary.
After graduating, he moved to the Upper West Side in 1988 and married Rausch three years later. They shared two children, Éva and Eamonn.
Stanton eventually developed his own practice, first in Midtown and then East Harlem.
He was active in his community, and just last year began working as a school hearing officer for the Department of Education, the obituary said.
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