31-Year-Old Cyclist Died From Injuries Sustained In Rochester Collision
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK (October 24, 2023) – A bicyclist has tragically died after a car accident on Interstate 590 North in Rochester, according to the New York State Police.
Rochester police officials are saying that the accident took place on Sunday. A bicyclist was heading down the road when they were hit by a Subaru.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. Sadly, the bicyclist later died due to his injuries.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Rochester Bicycle Accidents
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured each year in bicycle accidents. According to Injury Facts, “The number of preventable deaths from bicycle transportation incidents increased 16% in 2020 and have increased 44% in the last 10 years, from 873 in 2011 to 1,260 in 2020. At the same time, the number of preventable nonfatal injuries has declined 39%, from 536,412 in 2011 to 325,173 in 2020.” Victims of car accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians and bicyclists. 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 car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim.
Investigating New York Car Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man that died in this car accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into this collision.
Do you need more information about a Rochester bicycle accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. 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 we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.