Brooklyn, NY (November 26, 2020) – On Wednesday afternoon, November 26, a bicycle accident took place at an intersection in Brooklyn.
According to officials, the accident took place at the intersection of 48th Street and Utrecht Avenue when a passenger vehicle collided with a bicycle. The bicyclist was crossing the intersection at the time of the accident and was knocked off of the bike.
Police confirmed that the driver who was responsible for the accident immediately fled the scene. They have not said if the driver has since been found.
The cyclist, who has not yet been identified, was injured as a result of the accident. They were taken to the hospital by ambulance and are expected to recover.
The roadway was blocked in the area for some time until police were able to clear the scene.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in New York
Though bicycle accidents are not as common as many other accidents that take place in the entirety of New York, they are known for being some of the most severe. This is due to the fact that bicyclists do not have many protections from harm when involved in accidents with large vehicles. Between June and August of 2019 in New York City alone, approximately eight bicyclists were killed and many others were injured as a result of these accidents. It is important that victims speak with an accident attorney that they can trust after a serious collision.
Being injured in a New York bicycle accident can be one of the most life-altering experiences you have ever endured. Many victims will sustain serious injuries such as TBIs, organ damage, road rash, fractures, and more as a result of these accidents. This means that you could be facing an extended stay in the hospital and might even miss out on time at work as a result of your accident. You should always speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind after an accident that is not your fault.
Our New York accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano are here to assist you after you have been harmed in a bicycle accident caused by another party. It is up to you to show that another party was responsible for your accident, which is why you should act quickly to retain your rights and work toward compensation for your losses after an accident. We are here to help you every step of the way when it comes to your claim. Please contact an accident attorney in New York who can assist you at (516) 945-9033.
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