Man Riding Electric Bicycle Killed In Car Accident On Interstate 590 by Elmwood Avenue and Highland Avenue
BRIGHTON, NEW YORK (October 27, 2023) – A man riding an electric bicycle has tragically died in a Brighton car accident on Interstate 590 by Elmwood Avenue and Highland Avenue.
Brighton police officials are saying that the accident took place around 8:00 p.m. on Sunday. A man was riding a bicycle northbound when he was hit by a vehicle.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures, he later died due to his injuries.
A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing.
Liability For Brighton Bicycle Accidents
Bicyclists are uniquely vulnerable in car accidents. They lack the protection of enclosed vehicles and are more likely to be overlooked. According to the CDC, “Bicycle trips make up only 1% of all trips in the United States.1 However, bicyclists account for over 2% of people who die in a crash involving a motor vehicle on our nation’s roads.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a bicycle accident.
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
- Driver fatigue
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting bicyclists. They must slow down and maintain at least three feet of separation from bicyclists at all times. If a driver fails to exercise due care and hits a bicyclist, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any person that died in a bicycle accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim.
Getting Legal Help After A New York Bicycle Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Brighton car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are 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.