28-Year-Old Bicycle Rider Died In Adams Car Accident Along Route 11
ADAMS, NEW YORK (September 18, 2022) – A 28-year-old bicyclist has tragically died in an Adams car accident along Route 11.
Adams police officials are saying that the accident took place around 2:43 p.m. on Friday. A bicyclist was traveling down the roadway when they were struck by a car going north on Route 11.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. Sadly, the bicyclist died as a result of her injuries.
A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Adams Bicycle Accidents
Bicycles have grown in popularity over the years. But so to have the number of fatal bicycle collisions. According to the CDC, “Bicycle trips make up only 1% of all trips in the United States.1 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 factors that could contribute to a bicycle accident.
- Inclement weather
- Driver distraction
- Driver fatigue
- Poor road conditions
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care to avoid collisions. Drivers must take measures not to hit pedestrians, bicyclists or domestic animals in the roadway. If a driver fails to reduce their speed and hits a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. A wrongful death 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 due to the negligent actions of another driver? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of bicycle safety advocates are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held to account for their actions. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.