Bicyclist Died In Lewiston Hit-And-Run Collision By Mountainview Drive and Creek Road Extension
LEWISTON, NEW YORK (September 19, 2022) – A bicyclist has tragically died in a Lewiston hit-and-run collision by Mountainview Drive and Creek Road Extension.
Lewiston police officials are saying that the accident took place on Sunday morning. A grey Toyota struck the bicyclist and then fled the scene of the collision.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Sadly, the bicyclist died as a result of their injuries.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Lewiston Bicycle Accidents
Far too many people are killed or seriously injured every year in bicycle 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.” Victims of bicycle accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care to avoid hitting any pedestrian, bicyclist or domestic animal in the roadway. If a driver fails to reduce their speed to avoid a collision, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any person that is killed due to the negligent actions of another driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim.
Investigating A New York Bicycle Accident
Do you need more information about a Lewiston car accident? 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 negligent drivers are held to account for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.