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Bicyclist Critically Injured In Brooklyn Car Accident By Avenue R and Nostrand Avenue

Bicyclist Remains In Serious Condition Following Brooklyn Collision

Bicyclist Critically Injured In Brooklyn Car Accident By Avenue R and Nostrand Avenue

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (May 30, 2023) – A cyclist was critically injured in a Sheepshead Bay collision not far from the intersection of Avenue R and Nostrand Avenue.

New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 9:16 p.m. on Friday. Police officers were called to the scene and found a man with major trauma all over his body.

The victim was taken to the NYU Langone Hospital where he remains in critical condition. It remains unclear if the driver involved in the crash fled the scene of the collision.

Liability For Brooklyn Bicycle Accidents

Thousands of people are seriously injured or killed every year in bicycle accidents. According to the National Safety Council, “The number of preventable deaths from bicycle transportation incidents increased 16% in 2020 and have increased 44% in the last 10 years, from 873 in 2011 to 1,260 in 2020. At the same time, the number of preventable nonfatal injuries has declined 39%, from 536,412 in 2011 to 325,173 in 2020.” Victims of bicycle accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries

It can be hard to know where to begin after any serious collision. But it is important to remember that accident victims do have rights. Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the expenses that come with a serious injury. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating Brooklyn Bicycle Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the bicyclist injured in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.

Have you or someone that you care about bee injured in a bicycle accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.