Scooter Rider Died In Bronx Collision By The Intersection of Grand Concourse near 149th Street
BRONX, NEW YORK (November 16, 2022) – A scooter rider was killed in a Bronx car accident near the intersection of Grand Concourse near 149th Street.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place on Saturday morning. A scooter rider was trying to cross the road when they were hit by a Honda Pilot.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. The scooter rider was rushed to the hospital but later died as a result of their injuries.
A full investigation into this collision on Grand Concourse remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Bronx Scooter Accidents
Many scooter riders are killed or seriously injured in car accidents every year. According to The Conversation, “About 30 people in the United States have been killed riding electric scooters since 2018. Most – 80% – were hit by drivers of cars.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver fatigue
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. If a driver fails to reduce their speed and hits a pedestrian or scooter rider, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Bronx Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the scooter rider killed in this collision. 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 the victim’s family.
Do you need more information about a Bronx car accident? Our team of scooter safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. 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 a free, independent investigation into a collision, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.