NYPD Still Searching For Driver That Fled The Scene of Hell’s Kitchen Collision
HELL’S KITCHEN, NEW YORK (May 27, 2023) – A bicyclist remains in critical condition after a hit-and-run car accident in Hell’s Kitchen by West 51st Street and 11th Avenue.
New York Police Department officials are saying that the accident took place around 6:48 a.m. on Sunday. A Citi Bike rider was heading down the road when they were hit by a vehicle.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. They were taken to Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital in critical condition.
Police are still searching for the driver involved in the collision. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Hell’s Kitchen Car Accidents
Thousands of bicyclists are killed or seriously injured in car accidents every year. According to the CDC, “Bicycle trips make up only 1% of all trips in the United States. 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 contribute to a bicycle accident.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the expenses that come with the sudden loss of a loved one. Sadly, though, drivers will often fight hard to deny liability for any car 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 New York Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Hell’s Kitchen car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of bicycle accident 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 after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.