Van Involved In Lido Beach Car Accident By Lido Golf Club
LIDO BEACH, NEW YORK (October 25, 2023) – A 35-year-old bicyclist was critically injured in a Lido Beach car accident with a van along a private driveway.
Lido Beach police officials are saying that the incident took place around 4:28 p.m. on Wednesday. A bicyclist was heading down the road when they were hit by a van.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Lido Beach Car Accidents
Far too many bicyclists are killed or seriously injured every year in car accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “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.” People involved in bicycle accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians, cyclists and domestic animals in the roadway. A driver may need to use their horn to alert bicyclists of their presence. Many bicycle collisions involve drivers that make dangerous left turns. Any person that is injured due to the negligence of another driver may have legal recourse through a civil claim.
Investigating New York Car 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. This was a preventable collision that should not have taken place.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Lido Beach car accident? 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. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.