A man has died from injuries he suffered in a bicycle accident in the Bronx after nearly a week in the hospital. The individual was traveling southbound on a stretch of Willis Avenue in the Bronx earlier this month when an eastbound Lexus struck him. The accident is currently under investigation but the NYPD officers who responded did not note which individual-the driver or the cyclist-ran through the red light at the intersection in question.
The victim suffered traumatic head injury and body trauma. He was taken to nearby Lincoln Hospital where doctors attempted to treat him. However, his injuries were too severe and he passed away.
This intersection has been was the location of 23 accidents last year alone. It has a confusing traffic pattern, multiple lanes for traffic and hard-to-see traffic signals. This combination provides a recipe for even more disastrous accidents if changes to this intersection are not made.
Making this particular crash even more confusing, the official police report from the crash states the cyclists “collided into” the Lexus. This uninformative verbiage makes it impossible to determine liability-which is critical in every personal injury claim. While this language seems to point to the cyclist for the cause of the accident, the report doesn’t speak the real cause of the accident which is who ran the red light. From a legal perspective, this is the most important issue, not who ran into whom.
In accidents such as this-where liability is difficult to determine-accident victims would be wise to consult with a legal expert in this field. Personal injury lawyers have the experience and know how to collect the important evidence that is needed to determine liability in a court of law. Experienced lawyers work with their teams of investigators and experts that will assist them in proving your case.
If you’ve been injured in any kind of bicycle accident, contact an experienced bicycle accident attorney in New York City as soon as you can. Call the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel at 888-391-8546 or 212-385-1122 right now.