Manhattan, NY (February 9, 2021) – Around 6:30 p.m. on Monday evening, February 8, a bicycle crash took place at an intersection in Manhattan.
According to police, the accident happened at the intersection of Delancey Street and Columbia Street around the area of the Williamsburg Bridge. A bicyclist was riding in the area when they were suddenly struck by the driver of a passenger vehicle. The driver then fled the scene of the crash without stopping.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene of the accident. The bicyclist, who has not yet been identified, was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
The driver of the passenger vehicle later returned to the scene and was arrested by police.
No further details have been released. The investigation remains ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in New York
Bicycle accidents are known for being some of the most catastrophic accidents on our roads in the state of New York. These parties have less protection than others who share our roads, which means that there is more of a risk to them on our roads. Between June and August 2019, it was estimated that eight cyclists were killed and many more were injured as a result of serious accidents. It is important that injured victims have the help of an accident attorney after an accident.
Being injured in a New York bicycle accident might be one of the most traumatic things that you have ever endured. These accidents happen when drivers are not paying close attention to the roads around them and can turn your life upside-down. If you have been hurt in a bicycle-related accident, you likely wonder how an attorney will be able to help you. Attorneys are well-versed in New York accident laws and can help you meet deadlines in your claim. If you have been injured, you should always have legal help by your side.
Our New York accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano have diligently assisted those injured in serious bicycle accidents over the years. We understand how traumatic it can be to face the aftermath of an accident and will stand by your side every step of the way. Our attorneys will help you obtain compensation for a wide array of aspects such as medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and so much more. Please do not hesitate to contact a bicycle accident attorney in New York at 516-945-9033.
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