When New York bicycle accidents occur and a bicyclist is hit by the driver of a vehicle, that bicyclist clearly faces enormous disadvantages that can put his or her health, safety and even life in a situation of immediate peril. Unfortunately, that appears to be what occurred last week when a man was hit and badly injured in a Brooklyn bicycle accident after he was hit by a motorist who was allegedly fleeing from another crash a few minutes earlier. The driver was arrested and will soon face charges.
According to the authorities, this Brooklyn bicycle accident occurred on Wednesday at just before 4:30 p.m. An unidentified 62-year-old man was riding his bicycle near the intersection of 18th Avenue and 72nd Street in Bensonhurst when he was hit and thrown from his bicycle by an unidentified 81-year-old driver who had just crashed into a parked car. The driver continued on after hitting the bicyclist and hit another vehicle before coming to a stop. The bicyclist was rushed to a nearby hospital and the driver was arrested.
New York City Bicycle Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our thoughts and our support for the man who was badly injured in this Brooklyn bicycle accident. We hope that he is able to make a fast and a full recovery. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding New York City bicycle accidents. Every year, approximately 350 people are injured and more than 20 people are killed in these crashes. More than 90 percent of bicyclists killed in these collisions were hit by motor vehicles.
New York Serious Injury Lawyers
If the available facts are accurate and the driver of the vehicle was at fault, it could lead to the filing of a New York personal injury lawsuit by the injured man in response to this Brooklyn bicycle accident. If such a lawsuit is filed and it proves to be successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the man for his losses. These losses could include medical costs, lost income and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York serious injury lawyers who have been holding those responsible for this type of harm accountable for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.