Chelsea, Manhattan, NY (June 24, 2019) – A woman working as a bike messenger was tragically struck and killed by a delivery truck on Monday morning, June 24th. The fatal incident was reported to have happened along Sixth Avenue, between West 23rd and 24th Streets, in the Chelsea section of Manhattan around 9:00 a.m.
According to authorities, the 20-year-old female victim was riding a bike along the roadway when she was struck by a white delivery truck. The driver of the truck was unaware that a person had been hit until he was flagged down a couple of blocks away, at which point the driver returned to the scene.
Emergency medical crews arrived alongside police, where they transported the severely injured woman to Bellevue Hospital. The victim was bleeding from the head and tragically succumbed to her injuries at the hospital. Her identity has not been released at this time.
New York bicycle accidents often prove to be fatal, as there is zero protection between the vehicle and the victim at the time of impact, but especially when a large vehicle, such as a commercial truck, is involved. Before moving any further, we would first like to extend our deepest condolences and most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of the victim during this tragic and devastating time.
We understand that it can be terribly challenging for the bereaved family to focus on anything other than their emotional recovery at this time and that no amount of compensation can replace your loss. However, it is important to realize that you may likely have substantial rights, particularly when your suffering has been caused by a blatantly reckless individual such as a drunk driver.
At Hach & Rose, we are here for you 24/7 as we have made it our mission to hold negligent and criminal drivers responsible for the overwhelming pain and devastation that they inflict. If you have lost a loved one in a New York bicycle accident, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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