A bicycle accident in New York City has investigators searching for answers. On Wednesday August 31st a bicyclist was travelling along Sixth Avenue in Park Slope when he was struck and severely injured by a 25-year old motorist. While the driver of the automobile says the bicyclists veered in front of him, at least one eyewitness says that the cyclist was not at fault.
The official account of this near-deadly bicycle accident in New York is that the cyclist and automobile were travelling in opposite directions along Sixth Avenue when the head-on collision occurred. Pictures from the accident scene show a mangled bicycle and the car in question with a massive hole in the windshield (from which the victim was pulled) suggesting that the crash happened at a very high rate of speed. The 20-year old victim was taken to New York Methodist Hospital and listed in critical condition.
The intersection of Sixth Avenue and Ninth Street is a hotspot for bicycle accidents in Park Slope, with several crashes reported there in just the past two years.
Toby Cecchini, who was walking along Sixth Avenue seconds before the crash, says that the cyclist was likely crossing Sixth (in the same direction Cecchini was walking) when the car struck him-turning this into a failure to yield accident in which the driver would likely be found at fault.
This type of discrepancy is not uncommon with bicycle accidents in New York City. Police investigating such crashes have been known to openly blame cyclists or tailor reports to support the automobile operator’s version of events. In fact, just this year two such bicycle accidents in New York City were similarly misreported.
Proving liability is just one of the difficult tasks that bicycle accident victims face when they rightfully bring a legal claim for injuries against an at fault driver. Y ou need a competent New York City bicycle accident lawyer to prove your case. To get the just compensation you deserve, call the experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel at 800-734-9338 or 212-385-1122 today.