64-Year-old Bicyclist Died In Bronx Hit-And-Run Collision By The Intersection of Williamsbridge Avenue and Pierce Avenue
BRONX, NEW YORK (April 11, 2023) – A 64-year-old bicyclist has tragically died in a Bronx hit-and-run collision by the intersection of Williamsbridge Avenue and Pierce Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 11:20 on Wednesday. A car hit the bicyclist and fled the scene of the collision.
The victim was taken to the Jacobi Hospital in critical condition. Despite life-saving measures, he died due to the severe nature of his injuries.
A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Bronx Hit-And-Run Collisions
Far too many people are injured or killed every year in hit-and-run collisions. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, “In 2016, there were 1,980 fatal hit-and-run crashes resulting in 2,049 fatalities. This is the highest annual number of hit-and-run fatalities or crashes recorded since NHTSA began compiling statistics on fatal motor vehicle crashes in 1975.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a Bronx hit-and-run collision.
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
- Distracted driving
All drivers are supposed to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a bicyclist, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any person that died in a hit-and-run collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. It is crucial that all evidence is preserved after any crash.
Investigating A New York Hit-And-Run Collision
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the bicyclist that died in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. The driver responsible for this crash should do the right thing and turn themselves in.
Do you need more information about a Bronx hit-and-run collision? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here for you. 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 after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.