Posted on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 at 12:39 am
Phelps, NY (July 3, 2019) – A man is currently in critical condition after being hit by a pickup truck while riding a bicycle in the town of Phelps. The accident was reported to have taken place around 9:15 a.m. on Sunday morning, June 30th, on County Route 23, just west of Jones Road, according to authorities.
Police Deputies have stated that Michael Tiffany, 61, of Newark, was traveling along the side of Route 23 when the driver of a pickup truck, identified only as a 59-year-old man from Stanley, drifted onto the shoulder of the roadway. The driver of the truck stated that he was distracted at the time as he was looking to avoid a deer on the other side of the road.
Emergency medical crews were summoned to the accident site, where they transported Tiffany to Strong Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. The victim was reported to be in critical, albeit stable condition. The events surrounding this incident are under further investigation at this time.
Bicycle Accidents in New York
Before moving forward, we would like to offer our warmest thoughts and prayers to Michael Tiffany as we highly hope for his full recovery at this time. New York bicycle accidents often come with devastating results, particularly when a large vehicle such as a pickup truck is involved. As the victim of someone else’s negligence, it is terribly important to understand that you may have serious rights concerning compensation.
When your suffering is caused by the sheer reckless or criminal behavior of another party or other entity, it is important to realize the inestimable value of a determined New York accident attorney. At Hach & Rose, we are aware of the destruction that negligent parties inflict upon their victims, and our compassionate New York accident attorneys are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. If you have been hurt in a New York bicycle accident due to no fault of your own, call 212-779-0057 today.
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