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Citi Bike Rider Seriously Injured In Park Slope Collision

New York City Police Department Investigating Park Slope, Brooklyn Car Accident By The Intersection of 5th Avenue and Union Street

Citi Bike Rider Seriously Injured In Park Slope Collision

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (June 13, 2024) – A Citi bike rider was seriously injured after being hit by an SUV near the intersection of 5th Avenue and Union Street  in Park Slope.

New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 7:30 p.m. on Friday. A Citi bike rider was attempting to cross the street when they were hit by an SUV.

The force of the impact caused the bicyclist to slam into the windshield of the SUV and break it. Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.

The victim was taken to Methodist Hospital with serious injuries.

Liability For Brooklyn Bicycle Accidents

Bicyclists have a relatively small profile, which puts them in serious danger of being overlooked. According to the IIHS, “Each year about 2% of motor vehicle crash deaths are bicyclists. Although child bicyclist deaths have declined over the years, deaths among bicyclists age 20 and older have increased almost fivefold since 1975.” There are a number of common causes of bicycle accidents.

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Driver intoxication

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists, and domestic animals in the roadway. If a driver violates a traffic regulation and hits a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Several steps should be taken after any bicycle accident.

  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Eyewitnesses should be interviewed.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • An experienced car accident attorney should be contacted.

Many bicycle accidents are entirely preventable. They tend to involve drivers who are either distracted or simply not paying enough attention to the road ahead of them. Car accidents can be highly disruptive. Victims may take weeks or months to recover. Any person injured in a car accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim.

Investigating Brooklyn Bicycle Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the bicyclist in order to recover. It is our sincere hope that they are able to make a full recovery. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the NYPD.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Park Slope, Brooklyn car accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to our office anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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Jeff S. Korek

Senior Trial Partner​

Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.