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3 NYC Bicyclist Killed in One Week

bicycle accident attorney - GLK lawThree bicyclists were fatally struck and killed during a one week span in New York City.

On June 24th, Robyn Hightman, a bike courier, died after getting struck by a truck on 6th Avenue near 25th Street. Both the bicyclist and the trucker were heading in the same direction when they collided. Although the truck driver failed to initially stop after crashing into the bicyclist, he returned after a witness in another vehicle told him he hit someone. The truck driver was released after being hit with five summonses at the scene. According to the truck was hit with 83 violations, some which included speeding, since 2015. Robyn was the 12th bicyclist to be killed in traffic in NYC this past year.

On June 27th, 57 year old Ernest Askew was fatally struck by an 18 year old motorist on Sutter Avenue near Chester in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Both the driver and Askew were taken to the hospital, where Askew was pronounced dead and the driver was treated for a hand injury. No arrests were made.

A day later, on June 28th, announced that a Citi bike rider who was hit and severely injured by a truck in April near the Hudson yard also died from his injuries.

On July 1st, a cement truck fatally struck 28 year old Devra Freelander at the intersection of Buschwick Avenue and Boerum Street in East Williamsburg. According to surveillance footage, the truck approached the intersection at full speed before hitting the bicyclist. Devra is the 15th person to die in a bicycle related accident in NYC in 2019

Legal Representation for Bike Accident Victims and Loved Ones

If you have been seriously injured in a bicycle accident or have lost a loved one in a bicycle accident caused by a negligent motorist, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. In order to obtain the full damages that you are entitled to, it is imperative that you immediately consult with a New York City bicycle accident attorney who have years of experience representing victims and their loved ones in all 5 boroughs of New York City and beyond.

Call an NYC Bicycle Accident Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury in a bicycle related accident that was caused by the reckless actions of another party, you may have a valid personal injury claim and be entitled to monetary compensation. For more information or to consult with one of our experienced New York City bike accident attorneys, please call Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-800-529-9997.

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