Bicycle Rider Seriously Injured In Ridge Collision By The Intersection of Union Boulevard and Carleton Avenue
RIDGE, NEW YORK (February 2, 2023) – A bicyclist was seriously injured in a Ridge car accident near the intersection of Union Boulevard and Carleton Avenue.
Ridge police officials are saying that the collision took place around 9:25 a.m. on Saturday. A bicyclist was riding 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 the hospital with serious injuries.
The driver of the vehicle left the scene and was captured not long afterwards.
Liability For Ridge Car Accidents
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in hit-and-run collisions. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, “There were an estimated 737,100 hit-and-run crashes in 2015 (NHTSA, 2016). This translates to a hit-and-run crash happening somewhere in the U.S. every 43 seconds. The 2,049 fatalities that resulted from hit-and-run crashes in 2016 were the highest number ever recorded (NHTSA, 2017).” There are many steps that driver’s should take to avoid causing collisions.
- Drivers should maintain at least three feet of separation with bicyclists.
- Drivers should maintain a safe distance with the vehicle ahead of them.
- Drivers should slow down during periods of inclement weather.
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care to avoid hitting bicyclists. When 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 due to the negligent actions of another person 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 New York Car Accident
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 bicycle safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. You can reach out to us anytime at 800-529-9997.