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Food Delivery Driver Injured In Cypress Hills, Brooklyn Car Accident

Food Delivery Driver On Scooter Seriously Injured In Cypress Hills, Brooklyn Car Accident After Driver Opened Car Door Along Fulton Street

Food Delivery Driver Injured In Cypress Hills, Brooklyn Car Accident

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK May 28, 2024) – A food delivery driver was seriously injured in a Cypress Hills, Brooklyn car accident on Fulton Street.

New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday. A food delivery driver was on a scooter when a driver suddenly opened a car door into their path.

Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. The scooter rider was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

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

Liability For Brooklyn Car Accidents

Far too many people are killed or seriously injured every year in car accidents involving scooters. According to New Atlas, “One 2020 study published in JAMA Surgery found the incidence of annual e-scooter injuries in the US climbed from 4,582 in 2014, before the emergence of ride-share scooter companies, to 14,651 in 2018, when they had become far more commonplace.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to an e-scooter accident.

  • Inclement weather
  • Poor road conditions
  • Distracted driving
  • Dangerous left turns

All drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all 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 in order to avoid hitting scooter drivers, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of car accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:

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

Scooter accidents are often highly preventable. This is particularly true when drivers are already parked. Drivers should be aware of their surroundings and avoid opening doors into the path of scooter riders. It is important for scooter riders to understand that they do have rights. Any person injured in a scooter accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim.

Investigating Brooklyn Car accidents

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

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Brooklyn car accident? 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. 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 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.