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Moped Driver Killed In Bronx Car Accident

New York City Police Officials Investigating Deadly Bronx Car Accident on Park Avenue at East 183rd Street

Moped Driver Killed In Bronx Car Accident

BRONX, NEW YORK (February 24, 2024) – A 35-year-old man riding a moped has tragically died in a Bronx car accident between Park Avenue and East 183rd Street.

New York City police officials are saying that the incident took place around 7:40 p.m. on Friday. The moped rider was heading southbound on Park Avenue when they were struck by a black sedan traveling eastbound on 183rd Street.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. The moped driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Despite life-saving measures, they later died at the hospital. A full investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Bronx Moped Accidents

The number of scooter accidents has continued to rise with the growth of companies like Lime and Bird. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, “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 are a number of steps that drivers should take in order to avoid hitting moped drivers.

  • Drivers should slow down at intersections.
  • Drivers should use their turn signals to let others know about their intentions.
  • Drivers should slow down in areas with heavy traffic.

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid pedestrians and moped riders on the roadway. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a moped driver, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any person who died in a moped accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating Bronx Car Accidents

Do you need more information about a Bronx car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to help you. 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 assistance, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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