54-Year-Old Bicycle Rider Died In Bohemia Car Accident With Ford Bronco on Lakeland Avenue
BOHEMIA, NEW YORK (January 22, 2023) – A bicyclist has tragically died in a Bohemia car accident along Lakeland Avenue.
Bohemia police officials are saying that the incident took place around 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. A woman was riding an electric bicycle south on the shoulder when she was hit by a Ford Bronco.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. She was taken to South Shore University Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Bohemia Car Accidents
Far too many bicyclists are killed or seriously injured every year in New York. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists and domestic animals in the roadway. If a driver fails to reduce their speed in order to avoid a collision, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Drivers should take a number of measures 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 3 feet of separation from bicyclists at all times.
The vast majority of pedestrian accidents are preventable and involve some amount of driver error. Speeding, in particular, is involved in a disproportionate number of traffic fatalities. The family of any person that died in a bicycle accident may have legal recourse 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 New York Car Accidents
Do you need more information about a Bohemia car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they need. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of assistance we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.