A 41-year-old bicyclist riding through Brooklyn was tragically struck and killed by a box truck. He became the first bicyclist death of 2020. The fatal crash happened shortly after 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2020, when 41-year-old Pedro Lopez was hit by a commercial truck while riding south on Vandervoort Avenue in East Williamsburg. The 2005 Isuzu truck’s driver smashed into him as he was turning into a garage near Rewe Street. Lopez was rushed to Woodhull Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries.
The police didn’t charge the truck driver, who remained on the scene, despite a video showing him recklessly striking the bicyclist. The video, which was handed to the police by a witness, was obtained by Streetblog and Transportation Alternatives.
They released a statement asking the NYPD and the Mayor to stop ticketing bicyclists and to take immediate action towards street safety in an attempt to avoid the disasters of the 2019 carnage. 27 people died in bicycle accidents last year. In response, NYPD ticketed more than 35,000 bicyclists. This strategy obviously did not work to reduce bicyclist fatalities.
Compensation for Bicycle Accident Victims
If you or a loved one was injured in a bicycle accident caused by the negligence of a motorist, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Loss of income
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional and mental trauma
- Out of pocket expenses
If you lost a loved one in a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to claim wrongful death damages. An experienced NYC bicycle wrongful death attorney can help you get the full compensation that you deserve.
Contact Our New York Bicycle Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a bicycle accident in New York City caused by the negligent actions of another party, you need to immediately contact an experienced New York bicycle accident attorney to protect your legal rights and get you the full compensation that you deserve. For more information or to consult with an experienced New York accident attorney, please call Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. at 800-529-9997.