According to the authorities, this Brooklyn bicycle accident occurred yesterday morning at just after 11:30 a.m. An unidentified woman was riding her bicycle near Bradford Avenue and Empire Boulevard in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. As she neared the intersection, she was hit violently by a truck that was attempting to make a turn, and she was killed instantly as a result of the collision. The truck driver remained on the scene and police do not suspect criminal activity at this time.
New York Bicycle Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the woman who was killed in this Brooklyn bicycle accident. Losing a life in such a random and instant manner is always truly tragic. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding New York bicycle accidents. Every year, more than 6,000 of these crashes occur, leading to nearly as many injuries and to nearly 50 fatalities.
New York Wrongful Death Lawyers
Clearly, more information would be necessary before any fault could be assigned with regards to this Brooklyn bicycle accident. However, if it turns out that the truck driver caused this crash, it could lead to the filing of a New York wrongful death lawsuit by the family of the woman who was killed. If they filed such a claim and it proved to be successful, they could recover damages that compensate them for their losses.
If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York wrongful death lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of grieving families for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.