Midtown, Manhattan, NY – Elderly Bicyclist Struck and Killed in Hit-and-Run
Midtown, Manhattan, NY (February 4, 2018) – A 72-year-old man was reported to have been fatally struck by a motor vehicle while riding his bicycle on Monday morning, February 4. The driver of the vehicle was stated to have fled the scene of the accident which occurred at around 6:00 a.m.
According to authorities, the accident happened on West 45th Street in Midtown for reasons that have not been verified. Police stated that it is not currently known as to whether or not the victim was in a designated bike lane or crosswalk at the time of impact.
The victim, who has only been identified as a 72-year-old man from the Upper East Side, was found in the roadway next to his bicycle. Emergency medical crews were immediately called to the scene along with police where the victim was transported to Belle4vue Hospital. He was tragically pronounced dead a short time later.
Police are currently searching for the vehicle involved in the accident as part of their investigation. No further details have been made available.
Bicycle Accidents in New York
Bicycle accidents in New York occur far-too-often and it is terribly important to realize that you are entitled to representation. While we extend our sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of the victim, we would also like to remind you that it is essential to realize that you may have significant rights following your sudden loss.
Our supportive and compassionate New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have dedicated their lives to helping the victims of careless drivers or other reckless entities. We understand the devastating physical, emotional, and financial obstacles that arise in the wake of a sudden injury. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a New York bicycle accident, please don’t hesitate to call us at 212-779-0057 and let us put our experience to work for you today.
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