Riverside, NY (November 10, 2018) – This morning, police announced that they have made an arrest in a fatal hit-and-run accident that took place in Riverside. The man who was arrested in relation to the accident has been identified as 25-year-old Alexander Crosby.
Crosby received charges for involuntary manslaughter, reckless driving, and more. This past week, 50-year-old Brian Utne lost his life when he was on his bicycle and was struck near the corner of Yorkville Road and Lakeside Drive after finishing a group ride.
Utne was quickly taken to the Riverside Regional Hospital but he succumbed to his injuries while there. Police said that the driver initially fled the scene of the accident but they released a vehicle description of the car that struck Utne.
They were able to find the party responsible. The accident is still being investigated at this time.
We were extremely saddened to hear about this accident and understand just how difficult it can be to lose somebody closest to you. We would like to reach out and extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Brian Utne at this time, and hope that they will be able to find the comfort and peace they deserve.
With so many large and popular cities across New York, it is no surprise that bicycle-related accidents continue to happen, as this is a favorite mode of transportation for many people across the entire state. For every 1 million trips that are taken on bicycles every year in New York, 2.35 bicyclists will be struck and killed or severely injured in an accident. Many programs have been introduced to lessen these numbers and drivers are always urged to be on the lookout for these vulnerable parties on the roadways.
Our attorneys at Hach & Rose want to stand up for your rights and protections if you have lost somebody close to you in one of these serious and life-changing accidents. If you are someone whose loved one has been pried away from you too soon, it is important to move forward with a wrongful death claim to obtain the compensation you and your family need at this time. Speak with an experienced attorney today and give us a call at 212-779-0057 to get started. We are waiting to hear from you.
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