Woman Riding Bicycle Killed In Farmington Car Accident Along Route 96
FARMINGTON, NEW YORK (March 15, 2023) – A woman riding a bicycle was killed in a Farmington car accident on Route 96, according to New York State Police.
Farmington police officials are saying that the collision took place around 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday. A woman was riding her bicycle when she was hit by a northbound vehicle.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the woman. First responders attempted life-saving measures, but she later died.
A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Farmington Bicycle Accidents
Far too many bicyclists are killed or seriously injured every year in car accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Bicycle trips make up only 1% of all trips in the United States. However, bicyclists account for over 2% of people who die in a crash involving a motor vehicle on our nation’s roads.” There are a number of common causes of bicycle collisions.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting bicyclists. When 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 is killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim.
Investigating A New York Bicycle Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman killed in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened.
Do you need more information about a Farmington bicycle accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates 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 more information about a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.