Posted on Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 at 12:02 am
Chelsea, Manhattan, NY (June 25, 2019) – Authorities have released the identity of the young woman who was tragically struck and killed while riding a bike in Chelsea on Monday morning, June 24th. Police have stated that Robyn Hightman, 20, was killed after she was hit by a delivery truck on 6th Avenue, in the vicinity of West 23rd and West 24th Streets.
Hightman was performing her work duties as a bike messenger when she was hit by the truck that initially left the scene. However, the driver was alerted to the fact that he had struck someone and immediately returned to the scene. Following an investigation, the truck driver was not ticketed, as Hightman was not riding in a bike lane.
At this time, authorities have been informed that the bike lane was blocked by large steel plates, which forced Hightman into the roadway. Police are currently investigating all the events that led to this tragic accident.
Bicycle Accidents and Wrongful Death in New York
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 Robyn Hightman 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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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.