Manhattan, NY (July 10, 2021) – At 11 p.m. on Thursday night, July 8, a man was killed in a fatal bicycle accident near an intersection in Manhattan.
According to police, the collision happened on Houston Street around the area of Attorney Street. At the time, a bicyclist was on his e-bike attempting to cross East Houston Street when he was suddenly struck by a Subaru Outback. The driver of the Subaru immediately fled the scene following the crash.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The rider of the bicycle, identified as 24-year-old Borkot Ullah, was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The roadway was blocked in the area until police cleared the scene.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Bicycle Accidents in New York
Bicyclists are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads who are prone to some of the most extensive harm in the event of a collision. Due to the fact that bicyclists are incredibly vulnerable on our roads, drivers are urged to watch out for these parties at all times. Between the months of June and August in 2019, approximately eight people were killed in fatal bicycle accidents due to the outright recklessness of others. Many drivers who engage in distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and more will sometimes become involved in bicycle accidents that are incredibly devastating and life-altering. If you have lost somebody you love in a bicycle accident, you have a variety of options available for you. It is important that you speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Losing somebody closest to you in a New York bicycle accident might be one of the most devastating things that you and your family have ever experienced. If you have lost somebody you love in one of these accidents, you may wonder where you can turn and will likely have a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own. With the help of an attorney, you and your family will be able to meet filing deadlines, gather evidence that can be used in your claim, and even learn what to say to the insurance company. As you grieve your losses, you should never have to worry about the bills that pile up against you.
Our New York accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano have diligently assisted those who have lost loved ones in fatal bicycle accidents over the years. We believe that you have many rights and options under New York law. Speaking with an attorney can ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for a wide array of financial aspects. You have many options under New York law and should never stand alone. Please contact an accident attorney in New York at (516) 945-9033 for more information on what options are available for you.
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