Naples, NY – Update: Identity of Teen Injured in Bike Crash Released
Naples, NY (June 26, 2019) – Police have released the identity of the teenage boy was airlifted to the hospital after a crash on his bicycle on Tuesday afternoon, June 25th. Authorities stated that 16-year-old Ethan Friend sustained serious injuries in the accident, which happened along State Route 245 in the town of Naples.
According to authorities, around 1:00 p.m., Friend was riding his bike along the above-named road when he ended up in front of a Toyota Tundra being operated by Karen Hoefen, 43. Friend was struck and subsequently ejected from his bike, promptly resulting in the presence of police and paramedics at the scene.
Naples Fire and Ambulance accompanied deputies and a Mercy Flight helicopter at the crash site, where Friend was ultimately airlifted to Golisano’s Children Hospital. He is currently listed in guarded condition.
Bicycle Accidents in New York
New York bicycle accidents often prove to be fatal or critically injurious, as 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 Ethan Friend and his loved ones as we hope for a full recovery at this time.
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.