Man Died In Bensonhurst, Staten Island Scooter Accident By The Intersection of 18th Avenue and 74th Street
STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK (December 29, 2022) – A 22-year-old man has tragically died in a Staten Island car accident while riding an electric scooter by 18th Avenue and 74th Street.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 12:50 p.m. on Saturday. A man was riding an electric scooter when he was hit by a vehicle.
The force of the impact knocked him to the ground and left him with serious head trauma. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.
Sadly, the scooter rider later died as a result of his injuries. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Staten Island Scooter Accidents
More and more people are being killed or seriously injured every year in scooter accidents. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), “There were more than 190,000 emergency room (ED) visits due to all micromobility products from 2017 through 2020. ED visits had a steady 70% increase from 34,000 (2017), 44,000 (2018), 54,800 (2019) to 57,800 (2020).” There a number of factors that could contribute to a scooter accident.
- Driver distraction
- Poor road conditions
- Driver fatigue
It can be difficult to know what to do after any scooter accident. But it is important for accident victims to know that they do have rights. The family of any person that is killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Staten Island Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a scooter accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of scooter safety advocates are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they need in order to recover. You can reach out to us anytime at 800-529-9997.