Vehicle Involved In Collision Identified As Buick Encore
AMHERST, NEW YORK (June 25, 2023) – A male bicyclist from Belmont was seriously injured in an Amherst car accident along Hopkins Road.
Amherst police officials are saying that the accident took place around 11:48 a.m. on Friday. A Buick Encore hit the victim which left them seriously injured.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. The male bicyclist was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Amherst Bicycle Accidents
Bicyclists lack the protection of enclosed vehicles and are more likely to be overlooked. According to the CDC, “Nearly 1,000 bicyclists die and over 130,000 are injured in crashes that occur on roads in the United States every year.” The vast majority of these collisions are preventable and involve some amount of human error. There are a number of factors that could contribute to a bicycle collision.
- Driver intoxication
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
- Driver fatigue
All drivers are supposed to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting bicyclists. If a driver fails to slow down and hits a bicyclist, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Any person that is injure din a bicycle accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. 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 Bicycle Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Amherst bicycle accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of bicycle safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. 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.