Brooklyn, NY – Bicyclist Struck and Killed by Box Truck
Brooklyn, NY (April 18, 2019) – According to police, a bicyclist was tragically hit and killed by a box truck while riding along 47th Street in Brooklyn on Wednesday evening, April 17th. The fatal accident was reported to have taken place at approximately 5:30 p.m. in the vicinity of 17th Avenue, according to authorities.
26-year-old Pedro Tepozteco, of Sunset Park, was stated to have been riding his bicycle down the aforementioned road when a 2017 Hino box truck pulled up alongside him and attempted to pass the cyclist. Unfortunately, the one-way street does not allow very much room, and the passenger-side rear tires of the truck ultimately struck Tepozteco, throwing him to the ground.
Emergency medical responders immediately transported Tepozteco to Maimonides Medical Center for treatment. However, he was pronounced deceased a short time later. The unidentified 29-year-old truck driver remained at the scene and is not currently facing any charges.
Bicycle Accidents in New York
At this time, our most genuinely heartfelt condolences are wholeheartedly extended to the loved ones of Pedro Tepozteco, first and foremost. Bicycle accidents in New York are often catastrophically injurious or fatal, especially those which involve a large vehicle such as a truck since there is little protection between the vehicle and the cyclist. While it can be difficult, it is important for the bereaved family to know that they may have significant rights.
Our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have dedicated their lives to those who have suffered due to the actions of another party or other negligent entity. We understand that there is nothing as challenging as the sudden loss of a loved one, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.
If you have lost a family member in a bicycle accident due to no fault of their own, please do not hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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