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Citi Bike Rider Killed In Manhattan Beer Delivery Truck Accident

New York City Police Department Investigating Fatal Citi Bike Accident Involving Beer Delivery Truck on West 50th Street In Manhattan

Citi Bike Rider Killed In Manhattan Beer Delivery Truck Accident

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (June 24, 2024) – A man riding a Citi Bike tragically died in a Manhattan car accident after being hit by a beer delivery truck.

New York City officials are saying that the collision took place around 2:00 p.m. on Friday. A 32-year-old cyclist was hit by a Lagunitas beer truck heading east on West 50th Street.

Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures, the Citi Bike rider was pronounced dead at the scene.

A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Manhattan Pedestrian Accidents

Far too many pedestrians are killed or seriously injured in car accidents every year across New York City. According to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, “Preventing traffic-related injuries and deaths is the goal of New York City’s (NYC) Vision Zero initiative. Between 2012 and 2014, there were 497 pedestrian fatalities, accounting for more than half of the total 889 traffic- related fatalities in NYC.” There are a number of common causes of pedestrian accidents.

  • Pedestrian accidents are much more likely to take place in urban areas with heavy traffic.
  • Pedestrian accidents are more likely at intersections that are poorly illuminated.
  • Pedestrian accidents are more likely when drivers are speeding.

The vast majority of pedestrian accidents are preventable and involve drivers who are committing traffic infractions. In particular, many pedestrian accidents involve drivers who fail to yield. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1172, the driver of any vehicle approaching a yield sign shall stop and only proceed when it is safe to do so. If a driver hits a vehicle after going past a yield sign without yielding, this may be considered prima facie evidence of their failure to yield. Victims of pedestrian accidents often suffer very serious and costly injuries including:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries

Depending on the facts of any case, liability for a truck accident could extend beyond any driver. The company that a truck driver worked for could be liable for a collision. Generally speaking, employers are typically liable for the wrongful actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. For example, a truck driver may have been delivering products when they crashed.

Investigating Manhattan Truck Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man killed in this Citi Bike collision. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other tragedies at this location.

Do you need more information about a Manhattan Citi Bike accident? Our team of bicycle accident attorneys is 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 any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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