Citi Bike Rider Seriously Injured In Hell’s Kitchen Car Accident By The Intersection of West 51st Street and 11th Avenue
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (April 15, 2023) – A person riding a Citi Bike was seriously injured in a Hell’s Kitchen car accident by West 51st Street and 11th Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 6:48 a.m. on Sunday. A person riding a Citi Bike was hit by an SUV.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. The Citi Bike rider was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Manhattan Bicycle 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 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 contribute to a bicycle accident.
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
- Driver fatigue
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting bicyclists. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a bicyclist, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Any person that is injured in a bicycle accident may have legal recourse through a civil 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 Hell’s Kitchen Bicycle 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 the police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Hell’s Kitchen bicycle accident? Our team of bicycle accident attorneys are here for you. 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 an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.