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Bicyclist Killed In Upper East Side Truck Accident By Madison Avenue and Park Avenue

Woman Riding CitiBike Killed In Upper East Side, Manhattan Tractor Trailer Truck Accident By Madison Avenue and Park Avenue

Bicyclist Killed In Upper East Side Truck Accident By Madison Avenue and Park Avenue

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (July 26, 2022) – A female bicyclist has died in an Upper East Side, Manhattan truck accident near the intersection of Madison Avenue and Park Avenue.

New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place on Tuesday morning. A woman was riding a CitiBike when she was hit by a tractor-trailer truck.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. She was taken to the Weill Cornell Medical Center.

But doctors were not able to save the bicyclist and she was pronounced dead at the hospital. The driver of the tractor-trailer truck remained at the scene and cooperated with police.

A full investigation into the Upper East Side collision remains ongoing at this time.

Liability In Manhattan Truck Accidents

Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in truck accidents. Collisions with commercial vehicles tend to be complex events. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, “Elements that influence the occurrence of a crash may take place hours, days, or months before the crash. They include driver training and experience, vehicle design and manufacture, highway condition and traffic signaling, and weather conditions.” There are a number of steps that truck drivers should take in order to avoid colliding with pedestrians and bicyclists.

  • Truck drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
  • Truck drivers should be well rested before the start of their shift.
  • Truck drivers should abstain from alcohol and other intoxicating substances.

Truck drivers will typically need to get a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and are held to a high standard in terms of safety. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, drivers must take measures to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists, and domestic animals in the roadway. A large number of pedestrian collisions are due to drivers that fail to scan the road ahead of them. One of the things that makes commercial trucks particularly dangerous is that they have large blind spots that can obscure the presence of pedestrians and bicyclists. There are many steps that should be taken after any truck accident.

  • Photos of the accident site should be taken.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • A thorough, independent investigation should be conducted.

The family of any bicyclist that is killed in a truck accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Sadly, though, companies will often fight extremely hard to deny liability for any collision. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Manhattan Truck Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman killed in this Upper East Side truck accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of the victim’s family.

Do you need more information about a Manhattan truck accident? Our team of bicycle 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 a free independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.


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