Citi Bike Rider Died In Gowanus, Brooklyn Collision Near The Intersection of Ninth Street and Second Avenue
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (April 15, 2023) – A person riding a Citi Bike has tragically died in a Gowanus car accident near the intersection of Ninth Street and Second Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place on Tuesday. A person was riding a Citi Bike along an unprotected section of Ninth Street.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Sadly, the bicyclist died due to the severe nature of his injuries.
A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing.
Liability For Gowanus Bicycle Accidents
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists and domestic animals in the roadway. When a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting bicyclists, 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 fatal collision. However, it is important for accident victims to know that they do have rights. The family of any person that is killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. 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 New York Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the bicyclist killed in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to investigators. It is our sincere hope that city officials will take measures to make Ninth Street safer.
Do you need more information about a Gowanus 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 those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.