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Cyclist Killed In Brooklyn Car Accident By Lorimer Street and Broadway

New York City Police Investigating Fatal Bicycle Accident On Dangerous Brooklyn Road

Cyclist Killed In Brooklyn Car Accident By Lorimer Street and Broadway

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (May 23, 2024) – A cyclist has tragically died in a Brooklyn car accident along Lorimer Street, not far from Broadway.

New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place on Monday morning. The driver of a Honda Accord opened his door in front of a cyclist.

The force of the impact caused the cyclist to tumble on the roadway, where he was then hit by a second vehicle. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim.

Despite life-saving measures, the cyclist was later pronounced dead. The street that the collision took place on is known to be particularly dangerous for cyclists.

A full investigation into the Lorimer Street collision remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Brooklyn Bicycle Accidents

Thousands of bicyclists are killed or seriously injured in bicycle accidents each year. 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 quadrupled since 1975.” Drivers should take a number of measures in order to avoid hitting cyclists.

  • Drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
  • Drivers should abstain from alcohol and other intoxicating substances.
  • Drivers should slow down in areas with heavy traffic.

Every driver must follow traffic regulations and take steps to avoid collisions. According to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1146(a), drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists, and domestic animals in the roadway. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a bicyclist, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. There are many reasons to consider hiring an attorney if you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident.

  • Bicycle accident attorneys can help you receive compensation for your injuries.
  • Bicycle accident attorneys work entirely on a contingency basis.
  • Bicycle accident attorneys can help identify all potentially liable parties.

The vast majority of bicycle accidents are preventable and involve some amount of driver error. This could include instances where drivers fail to see cyclists due to the cyclist being in a blind spot. It may also involve situations where a driver is fatigued and they simply aren’t scanning the road ahead of them. The family of any person who died in a bicycle accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim.

Investigating New York City Bicycle Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the cyclist killed in this collision. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the NYPD. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to make this road safer. There have been so many accidents along Lorimer Street in recent years.

Do you need more information about a Brooklyn bicycle accident? Our team of bicycle accident attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they are entitled to under the law. 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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Jeff S. Korek

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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.