Bridgehampton Truck Accident Leaves Bicyclist Seriously Injured By Ocean Road and Bridge Lane
BRIDGEHAMPTON, NEW YORK (July 2023) – A bicyclist was seriously injured in a Bridgehampton truck accident by the intersection of Ocean Road and Bridge Lane.
Bridgehampton police officials are saying that the accident took place around 12:19 p.m. on Monday. A female bicyclist was traveling down the road when she was hit by a truck.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. The bicyclist was airlifted to Stony Brook Hospital with serious injuries.
Liability For Bridgehampton Truck Accidents
Bicyclists are uniquely vulnerable in car accidents. They lack the protection of enclosed vehicles and are more likely to be overlooked. According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, “In 2019 there were 846 pedalcyclist fatalities, which accounted for 2.3 percent of all traffic fatalities during the year. The 846 pedalcyclists killed in 2019 are 3 percent lower than the 871 pedalcyclists killed in 2018.” Bicyclists tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
All drivers must operate their vehicle no faster than would be safe and reasonable given the prevailing conditions of the road. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim.
Investigating A New York Truck Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the person injured in this accident. It is our sincere hope that she will be able to make a full recovery. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car 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. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.