Male Cyclist Injured In Suffolk County Car Accident With Pickup Truck By Gristmill Lane
SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK (October 19, 2023) – A 50-year-old cyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a pickup truck by New York Avenue and Gristmil Lane.
Suffolk County officials are saying that the accident took place around 3:10 p.m. on Saturday. A bicyclist was heading down the road when he was hit by a Chevy pickup truck.
The cyclist was taken to the hospital with major injuries. A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Suffolk County Car Accidents
Bicyclists are uniquely vulnerable to the hazards posed by motor vehicles. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “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 many steps that drivers should take in order to avoid hitting bicyclists.
- Drivers should slow down during periods of inclement weather.
- Drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
- Drivers should maintain at least three feet of separation from cyclists by the side of the road.
All drivers must exercise due care to avoid collisions. This includes slowing down during inclement weather and periods of reduced visibility. 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 Car Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the man injured in this Suffolk County collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a New York collision? You may be entitled to compensation. 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 those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at 516) 908-9792.