Bicycle Rider Seriously Injured In Car Accident In Crown Heights, Brooklyn By The Intersection of Eastern Parkway at Buffalo Avenue
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (September 7, 2022) – A bicyclist was critically injured in a Brooklyn car accident near the intersection of Eastern Parkway at Buffalo Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 3:00 a.m. on Thursday. A bicyclist was traveling down the road when they were hit by a Honda.
The force of the impact sent the bicyclist into a pole. An ambulance took the bicyclist to the hospital with critical injuries.
Liability In Brooklyn Car Accidents
Thousands of bicyclists are injured or killed in car accidents every year. According to the CDC, “Bicycle trips make up only 1% of all trips in the United States.1 However, bicyclists account for over 2% of people who die in a crash involving a motor vehicle on our nation’s roads.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver fatigue
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 lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Many accident victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries until several months after an accident. A bicycle accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Brooklyn Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the bicyclist injured in this crash. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of the victim.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Brooklyn car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.