Bicyclist Hospitalized Following South Glen Falls Collision By The Intersection of River Street and Main Street
SOUTH GLENS FALLS, NEW YORK (October 2, 2023) – A bicyclist was injured in a South Glens Falls car accident by the intersection of River Street and Main Street.
New York State Police are saying that the collision took place Tuesday morning. A bicyclist was heading down the road when they were hit by a vehicle.
Emergency responders were called to the scene in order to help the victim. They were taken to Glens Falls Hospital in order to receive treatment.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For South Glens Falls Car Accidents
Drivers must use caution to avoid causing accidents. According to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1146(a), “every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any bicyclist, pedestrian, or domestic animal upon any roadway and shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary.” Drivers should take many steps to avoid hitting bicyclists.
- Drivers should slow down at night and during periods of inclement weather.
- Drivers should reduce their speed in school zones and dense pedestrian areas.
- Drivers should continuously scan the road ahead of them to avoid hazards.
It has been estimated that over 90% of all car accidents involve some amount of driver error. For example, a driver may have failed to slow down to avoid hitting a cyclist. Any person that is injured in 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 New York Bicycle Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the bicyclist injured in this collision. It is our sincere hope that they will be able to make a full recovery. City officials should consider measures to prevent other accidents at this location.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a South Glens Falls bicycle 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 get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.