Bicyclist Died In Rochester Collision Along Joseph Avenue
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK (November 22, 2022) – A bicyclist was injured in a Rochester car accident along Joseph Avenue.
Rochester police officials are saying that the collision took place around 9:52 p.m. on Saturday. A 42-year-old man was riding his bicycle when he was hit by a vehicle.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. He was taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
A full investigation into the Rochester bicycle accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Rochester Bicycle Accidents
Thousands of bicyclists are killed or seriously injured every year in the United States. According to the CDC, “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.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a bicycle accident.
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
- Distracted driving
Bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as those in vehicles. If a driver fails to reduce their speed and hits a bicyclist, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A bicycle accident attorney can examine all of the 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 a Rochester car accident? Our team of bicycle safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the information and support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support after a crash we can help. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.