Posted on Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 at 11:36 pm
Naples, NY (June 26, 2019) – After being ejected from his bicycle, a 16-year-old was hospitalized on Tuesday afternoon, June 25th. The incident took place around 1:00 p.m. along State Route 245 in the town of Naples.
According to police, the driver of a Toyota Tundra, identified as 43-year-old Karen Hoefen, was traveling on the aforementioned road when the bicyclist ended up in front of her vehicle. The teen was ejected from the bicycle during the crash and suffered serious injuries.
Naples Fire and Ambulance were called to the scene, along with Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputies and Mercy Flight Central. The victim was promptly airlifted to Strong Hospital, where he is currently listed in guarded condition. No further information has been provided, as the accident is under investigation at this time.
Bicycle Accidents in New York
New York bicycle accidents often prove to be fatal or critically injurious since there is nearly zero protection between the vehicle and the victim at the time of impact, and especially when a young child or teen is involved. Before moving any further, we would first like to extend our deepest sympathies to the victim and his loved ones as we hope for a full recovery from all injuries.
We understand that it can be terribly challenging for victims to focus on anything other than their own recovery at this time. However, it is important to realize that you may have substantial rights. At Hach & Rose, we are here for you 24/7 as we have made it our mission to hold negligent drivers and other irresponsible entities accountable for the overwhelming pain and devastation that they inflict. If you have or a loved one has been hurt 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.