Victim Rushed To Bellevue Hospital But Later Died Due to His Injuries
CHELSEA, NEW YORK (May 29, 2023) – A man on a e-bike was killed in a Chelsea hit-and-run collision by the intersection of West 24th Street and Seventh Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 1:20 a.m. on Monday. A 38-year-old man was riding a e-bike when he was hit by a black Infiniti sedan.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures the bicyclist died from their injuries.
The driver of the Infiniti was later arrested. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Chelsea Bicycle Accidents
Bicyclists lack the protection of enclosed vehicles and are more likely to be overlooked. According to the CDC, “Nearly 1,000 bicyclists die and over 130,000 are injured in crashes that occur on roads in the United States every year.” The vast majority of these collisions are preventable and involve some amount of human error. There are a number of factors that could contribute to a hit-and-run collision.
- Driver intoxication
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
- Driver fatigue
It is illegal to flee the scene of any collision that results in bodily injury or death. The family of any person that is killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. It is extremely important that all evidence is properly preserved after any crash. Evidence is what will ultimately be used to determine liability.
Investigating A New York Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the bicyclist killed in this Chelsea collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what took place.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Chelsea bicycle accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of bicycle safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. 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.