Posted on Friday, June 28th, 2019 at 11:46 pm
Brooklyn, NY (June 28, 2019) – According to police, a bicyclist was tragically struck and killed in yet another fatal bike accident in New York City. The crash was reported to have occurred around 9:00 p.m. in the vicinity of Chester Street and Shutter Avenue in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn.
Authorities stated that 57-year-old Ernest Askew was riding a bicycle near the aforementioned area when an unidentified 18-year-old male operating an unspecified vehicle collided with him. Emergency medical technicians were promptly called to the scene, where they transported both parties to Brookdale Hospital Medical Center. Askew was tragically pronounced deceased a short time later, and the driver of the vehicle involved sustained a hand injury.
No further information has been released at this time, as police are actively conducting a thorough investigation into the details of this tragic incident.
Bicycle Accidents 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. Before moving any further, we would first like to extend our deepest condolences and most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of Ernest Askew during this absolutely 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 or other entity.
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.