Motorcycle Rider Died In Bronx Collision Near The Intersection of Cross Bronx Expressway and Sheridan Expressway
THE BRONX, NEW YORK (January 13, 2022) – A motorcyclist has tragically died in a car accident with a truck by the Cross Bronx Expressway and Sheridan Expressway.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the collision took place around 7:12 a.m. on January 13th. A motorcyclist was involved in a collision with a parked truck and was then involved in another collision with an MTA bus.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. Despite life-saving measures the motorcyclist died due to the severity of their injuries.
Liability In Bronx Truck Accidents
Motorcyclists are uniquely vulnerable in truck accidents. They have a naturally small profile and lack the protection of enclosed vehicles. Riding a motorcycle requires a different set of skills and abilities than driving a passenger vehicle. Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to hazards posed by commercial trucks. What follows are just a few of the ways that commercial trucks can be particularly dangerous.
- Commercial trucks have high centers of gravity thereby leading to many underride collisions.
- Truck drivers often park in spaces where they are not allowed to.
- Truck drivers are often forced to work long hours and can become dangerously fatigued.
Depending on the specific facts of any case, there could be numerous sources of liability for a truck accident. For example, a truck driver could be liable for a crash if they were illegally parked along the side of the road. A food delivery driver died in December after hitting an illegally parked box truck in Manhattan. It’s important that truck drivers only park where they are legally allowed to. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any box truck accident.
- What is the reason a truck driver was parked by the road?
- Was the truck driver legally allowed to park there?
- Surveillance footage of the crash should be examined.
The family of any victim that died in a truck accident may be able to seek aid through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills, and funeral costs. Sadly, though, truck companies will often fight extremely hard to deny liability for any collision. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Bronx Truck Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man that died in this truck accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all who have lost so much.
Do you need more information about an accident that took place in the Bronx? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free investigation into an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.