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Bicyclist Injured In Yorkville Car Accident Involving Cargo Van

New York City Police Officials Investigating Yorkville Collision That Injured Bicyclist on East 86th Street

Bicyclist Injured In Yorkville Car Accident Involving Cargo Van

YORKVILLE, NEW YORK (March 18, 2024) – A bicyclist was injured in a hit-and-run Yorkville cargo van accident along East 86th Street.

New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. A bicyclist was heading down the road when they were hit by a cargo van.

The driver of the cargo van fled the scene of the collision. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim.

Since 2018, there have been at least 19 car accidents at the intersection.

Liability For New York City Hit-And-Run Collisions

Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured in hit-and-run collisions every year in the United States. 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 several steps that should be taken after any hit-and-run collision.

  • Eyewitnesses should be interviewed.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • An experienced personal injury attorney should be contacted.

All drivers have a legal obligation to slow down in order to avoid hitting pedestrians and cyclists on the road. The vast majority of bicycle accidents are preventable and involve some amount of driver error. This could include instances when drivers are traveling too fast for the prevailing conditions. There is a rebuttable presumption of negligence on the part of any driver who rear-ends a vehicle or bicyclist in their own lane of travel. Victims of bicycle accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Organ damage

Car accidents can be extremely difficult to go through. Many accident victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries for several weeks or months after a crash. When a person is involved in a collision, they will be filled with adrenaline, which can mask pain. Any person who is injured in a bicycle accident may be able to seek some measure of justice 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 Yorkville Bicycle Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the driver injured in this Yorkville cargo van accident. It is our hope that they will be able to make a full recovery. The driver of the cargo van involved in this collision should do the right thing and come forward. It is never too late to do the right thing.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Yorkville bicycle accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys is 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. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.