Woman Riding Citi Bike Died In Brooklyn Truck Accident Near The Intersection of Ninth Street near Second Avenue
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (January 29, 2023) – A 37-year-old woman on a Citi Bike has tragically died in a Brooklyn box truck accident by Ninth Street and Second Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place on Tuesday. A woman was riding a Citi bike when she was hit by a box truck.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Sadly, the bicyclist die due to the severity of her injuries.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Brooklyn Bicycle Accidents
According to one report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), “around 2% of all of the fatal collisions that take place every year involve bicyclists. The most serious injuries that occur are head injuries, which highlights the importance of wearing a helmet.” About 65% of bicycle accidents occurred on major roads. In New York City, the vast majority of collisions occur on a relatively small number of roads and intersections. Factors that could influence the likelihood of a collision could include:
- Poor road conditions
- Driver distraction
- Dangerous turns
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting bicyclists under New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1146(a). The major problem with commercial trucks is that they have large blind spots. It is common for truck drivers to turn into the path of bicyclists because they did not see them. If a truck driver fails to exercise due care and hits a bicyclist, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Their employer could also be held at fault. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any semi-truck accident.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- A thorough investigation should be conducted.
If a truck driver was working at the time of a collision, the company that they were working for could be held at fault. The family of any person that is killed in a truck accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. Damages in a civil claim can help with many of the expenses that come with the sudden loss of a loved one. 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 Brooklyn Truck Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman that died 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 for the sake of the victim’s family.
Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Brooklyn? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. 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 investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at 800-529-9997.