Elderly Woman Critically Injured In Chinatown Bicycle Accident With Hit-And-Run Driver
CHINATOWN, MANHATTAN (November 19, 2023) – A 68-year-old woman was critically injured in a Chinatown hit-and-run car accident along Grand Street.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place Tuesday evening. A woman was crossing the intersection by Chrystie Street and Grand Street on a bicycle when she was hit by a pickup truck.
The force of the impact pinned her to a plastic divider. The driver of the pickup truck fled the scene and is currently being sought by police.
Emergency Medical Service workers were called to the scene and took the woman to the hospital with critical injuries.
Liability For Chinatown Car Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in hit-and-run accidents. According to the AAA Foundation, “In 2016, there were 1,980 fatal hit-and-run crashes resulting in 2,049 fatalities. This is the highest annual number of hit-and-run fatalities or crashes recorded since NHTSA began compiling statistics on fatal motor vehicle crashes in 1975.” There are a number of steps that should be taken after any hit-and-run collision.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- Fragments of the fleeing vehicle should be examined.
It is illegal to flee the scene of any car accident that results in bodily injury or death. Drivers that flee the scene of collisions may also face civil liability. Any person that is injured in a car accident with a hit-and-run driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your options are.
Investigating New York Car Accidents
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Chinatown hit-and-run car accident? Our team of personal injury 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.