Pedestrian Seriously Injured In Crash Involving E-Bike Along Second Avenue In Murray, Hill Manhattan
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (September 29, 2023) – A woman was seriously injured after being hit by an e-bike while crossing Second Avenue in Manhattan.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 7:30 a.m. on Friday. A pedestrian was crossing Second Avenue near 38th Street when they were hit by an e-bike.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the woman. She was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Manhattan E-Bike Collisions
The rise of companies like Lime and Bird have led to a sharp increase in the number of people using e-bikes. But this has also come with a rise in the number of bike collisions. In many situations, bicyclists are the victims and get hit by cars. But these e-bikes also pose a number of hazards to pedestrians. There are a number of factors that could contribute to any e-bike collisions.
- Illegal maneuvers
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
Bicyclists have a legal obligation to respect the rules of the road as would any other driver. They must exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. If a cyclist fails to yield the right of way to a pedestrian and hits them, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Any person injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim.
Getting Legal Help For Manhattan E-Bike Collisions
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Manhattan e-bike collision? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of bicycle accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.