Posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 at 3:19 am
Midtown, Manhattan, NY (October 30, 2018) – A serious injury accident has been reported involving a private sanitation truck and a bicyclist on Monday night, October 29. The accident, which occurred in the very same day that the NYPD announced a crackdown on garbage truck driving safety, took place on 5th Avenue near 47th Street.
According to police, the collision happened as the 43-year-old bicyclist had been riding southbound along 5th Avenue at around 10:00 p.m. Around this time, a private sanitation truck was reported to have struck the bicyclist for reasons that are currently unknown.
Police immediately arrived at the scene along with paramedics who rushed the victim to NY Presbyterian Hospital for treatment. The severely injured bicyclist was listed in critical condition, however, they are also considered stable.
Authorities reported that the driver of the truck who hit the victim remained at the scene and fully cooperated with authorities. No further details have been provided at this time, as police are continuing their investigation into this incident.
New York Bicycle Accidents
Accidents of this nature occur all-too-often on our roads, and we extend our sincerest sympathies to the injured victim. As members of the community, we strongly maintain hope for the victims’ full recovery from all injuries. Bicycle accidents in New York, particularly those involving large trucks, commonly result in serious injury or death, and it is important to understand your rights as a victim.
At Hach and Rose, our experienced and compassionate New York accident attorneys are dedicated to assisting victims in their time of need. We understand that the time following an unexpected injury can be terrifying and stressful, and that is why we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. If you have been hurt in an accident due to a negligent driver, please call 212-779-0057 today.