Posted on Sunday, April 28th, 2019 at 8:20 pm
Chelsea, NY (April 28, 2019) – A bicycle accident involving a Citi Bike rider took place on 11th Avenue near Hudson Yards last night, around 6:37 p.m., according to authorities.
Police say that the 74-year-old bicyclist was riding along near the area of 30th Street when he collided with the cab of a UPS tractor-trailer. Police confirmed that this accident took place in a particularly busy area of western Chelsea, near the High Line stairway.
The cyclist was badly injured on the leg and was immediately transported to the Bellevue Hospital for treatment. His injuries were not considered life-threatening but we do not know his condition at this time.
The driver who struck the cyclist stayed at the scene and was not charged. The investigation into the accident continues.
Bicycle Accidents in New York
At this time, our heartfelt sympathies are extended to the victim of this serious and life-changing accident. Bicycle accidents happen far too often on New York roads and are known for being catastrophically injurious and even fatal due to their nature. You might have little protection from a bicycle if you are struck by another vehicle, which means that you have many significant rights if you believe a driver has acted negligently and was not looking out for your well-being.
Our attorneys at Hach & Rose have dedicated their lives to those who have suffered at the hands of a negligent party and are seeking reimbursement for their losses. We have helped clients obtain compensation for aspects such as lost wages, medical bills, emotional damages, and more. There is nothing as challenging as an accident that takes place at the hands of another party, which is why we would like to offer our support. Please contact us for more information at 212-779-0057.
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