Bicyclist Injured In Car Accident By The Intersection of Bay Street and Victory Boulevard in Staten Island
STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK (December 11, 2021) – A bicyclist was injured in a car accident near the intersection of Bay Street and Victory Boulevard.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 9:00 p.m. on Friday, December 10th. The bicyclist was traveling down the roadway when they were hit by a car.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the bicyclist. They were taken to the hospital with serious injuries but are expected to survive.
A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Long Island Bicycle Accidents
Thousands of bicyclists are killed or seriously injured every year in the United States. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), “Each year about 2 percent of motor vehicle crash deaths are bicyclists. Although child bicyclist deaths have declined over the years, deaths among bicyclists age 20 and older have tripled since 1975.” There are many different factors that could potentially contribute to a bicycle accident.
- Bicyclists have a small profile and are more likely to be overlooked.
- Nearly a quarter of all pedestrian and bicycle fatalities involve a drunk driver.
- Most bicycle accidents happen during the early morning and late evening.
Drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid hitting bicyclists. Pursuant to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1146(a), every driver has to avoid pedestrians, bicyclists and domestic animals in the roadway. They must also use their horn to alert others of their presence. Many bicycle accidents happen when drivers fail to check their blind spots and make dangerous left turns. Victims of bicycle accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including.
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Organ damage
Any person that is injured in a bicycle accident may be able to seek aid through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Many accident victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries until several weeks or months after an accident. A New York City bicycle accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Long Island Bicycle Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the victim of this bicycle accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. It is our sincere hope that city officials will consider measures to help prevent additional accidents like this. Does this road have a history of collisions? What was the driver doing prior to the crash? Could this accident have been prevented? Most collisions can be prevented when drivers scan the road ahead of them and exercise due care.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? 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 they get the support they are entitled to. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.