Anyone who drives anywhere in the city with any regularity tends to understand that bicyclists are a constant sight on the roads, regardless of the time of day. Therefore, motorists need to be cognizant of those traveling on two wheels and provide them with the room that they need to be able to travel safely. Unfortunately, that may not be what happened early this morning when a man on a bicycle was hit and badly injured by a vehicle. Unfortunately, the driver fled the scene, turning the situation into a Brooklyn hit-and-run accident investigation.
According to the authorities, this Brooklyn hit-and-run accident occurred at approximately 4 a.m. this morning. An unidentified male who was described as being in his 30’s was riding his bicycle on George Street near Central Avenue in Bushwick when he was hit by what was described as a sedan. The bicyclist reportedly suffered severe head injuries and he was rushed to a nearby hospital for surgery. Police stated that the man was in serious but stable condition and that anyone with information regarding this crash should come forward.
New York Bicycle Accident Statistics
First, we’d like to express our thoughts and our hope for the man who was badly injured in this Brooklyn hit-and-run accident. We also hope that the police are soon able to find the driver so that justice can be done. In addition, this Brooklyn bicycle accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding New York bicycle accidents. Every year, more than 6,000 of these crashes occur, and they lead to more than 5,800 injuries and to more than 50 fatalities.
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If or when the driver involved in this Brooklyn hit-and-run accident is identified, he or she will likely face serious criminal charges. This person would also likely face a New York personal injury lawsuit if the man who was injured decides to initiate such a filing. If he does and his case is successful, the man could be awarded damages that compensate him for his losses.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York accident lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of clients for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.