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Cyclist Injured In East New York Work Truck Accident

New York City Officials Investigating East New York E-Bike Collision Involving Work Truck At Dumont Avenue and Jerome Street

Cyclist Injured In East New York Work Truck Accident

EAST NEW YORK, NEW YORK (April 30, 2024) – A cyclist was seriously injured in East New York after being hit by a work truck near Dumont Avenue and Jerome Street.

New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place at 1:47 p.m. on Monday. A work truck was involved in a collision with a cyclist.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. They were at the Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in critical condition.

The circumstances leading up to the crash remain unknown. But a photo of the accident site suggests the truck may have been turning.

Liability For East New York Truck Accidents

Far too many bicyclists are killed or seriously injured every year in car accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Bicycle trips make up only 1% of all trips in the United States. However, bicyclists account for over 2% of people who die in a crash involving a motor vehicle on our nation’s roads.” Drivers should take a number of steps in order to avoid hitting bicyclists.

  • Drivers should check their blind spots before turning.
  • Drivers should use their blinkers to alert others to their presence.
  • Drivers should abstain from alcohol and other intoxicating substances.

A number of collisions involve drivers making dangerous left turns. According to New York Vehicle Code 1141, “The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left within an intersection or into an alley, private road, or driveway shall yield the right of way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.” If a driver makes a dangerous turn and hits a cyclist, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. It is important that certain steps be taken after any truck accident.

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

If a truck driver was working at the time of a collision, their employer could be held at fault. Companies are typically vicariously liable for the wrongful actions of their employees. For that reason, it is important to determine the purpose of a truck driver’s trip when they are involved in a collision. Any person who is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim.

Getting Legal Help After East New York Car Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., extend our best wishes to the cyclist injured in this East New York truck accident. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. There needs to be some accountability for the sake of the victim.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an East New York 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 get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we may be able to assist you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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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.