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Bicyclist Killed In Harlem Postal Truck Accident

New York City Police Department Investigating Harlem Postal Truck Accident Involving E-Bike By West 122nd Street and Manhattan Avenue

Bicyclist Killed In Harlem Postal Truck Accident

HARLEM, NEW YORK (March 20, 2023) – A bicyclist tragically died in Harlem after he was run over by a postal truck by West 122nd Street and Manhattan Avenue.

New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 6:00 a.m. on Monday. The e-bike rider was heading down the road when they lost control of their bike and fell on the roadway.

The e-bike rider was then run over by a postal truck. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim.

He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For New York City Postal Truck Accidents

The number of e-bike and scooter accidents has continued to rise with the growth of companies like Lime and Bird. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, “There were more than 190,000 emergency room (ED) visits due to all micromobility products from 2017 through 2020. ED visits had a steady 70% increase from 34,000 (2017), 44,000 (2018), 54,800 (2019) to 57,800 (2020).” There are a number of common causes of e-bike accidents.

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Poor road conditions
  • Driver fatigue

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting bicyclists and pedestrians. 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 school bus driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of bicycle accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries

It can be hard to know where to begin after any car accident. To make matters worse, companies will often do everything in their power to deny liability if one of their drivers is involved in a fatal collision. The family of any person who is killed in a truck accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating Harlem Postal Truck Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man who died in the Harlem postal truck accident. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. There needs to be some accountability for the sake of this man’s family.

Do you need more information about a Harlem postal truck accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys is 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 accountable for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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Jeff S. Korek

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Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.