Accident Took Place At Thomas Jefferson Park By East 111th Street and 1st Avenue
EAST HARLEM, NEW YORK (June 25, 2023) – A 6-year-old boy was seriously injured after being hit by a moped at Thomas Jefferson Park by East 111th Street and 1st Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. A boy was in the park when he was hit by a man illegally riding a scooter.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. He was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
A full investigation into the incident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For East Harlem Moped Accidents
All drivers are supposed to slow down in order to avoid hitting 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. When a 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
- Spinal cord injuries
It can be hard to know where to begin after any car accident. But it is important for accident victims to know that they do have rights. Any person that is injured due to the negligence of another driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York Moped Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the child injured 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.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an East Harlem moped accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.