Bicycle Accidents Archives

Number of People Hurt in Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents in New York City is Rising

The number of people being hurt on by motorists on city streets is not decreasing-even as the city sinks hundreds of thousands of dollars into various "safety improvements" around NYC. In fact, new stats show that the number of bicycle and pedestrian accidents in New York is actually on the rise.

Queens Bicycle Accident Leads to Lawsuit

A man injured in a bicycle accident in Queens is suing the NYPD. The man was riding his bicycle along 43rd Avenue when an unmarked police car pulled up behind him. The officers in the car attempted to pull the man over but in the process the patrol car struck his bicycle and the man was thrown to the ground.

Fatal Bicycle Accident in New York City Highlights Danger of "Right Cross" Accidents

Failure to yield the right of way to pedestrians and bicyclists is a leading cause of collisions in our city. A vast number of serious bicycle accidents in New York stem from drivers either not paying attention to cyclists or just turning without giving the cyclist the right of way. This kind of accident (referred to by cyclists as "right cross" collisions) was tragically demonstrated earlier this month when a man was struck and killed while crossing an entrance ramp to the Cross Bronx Expressway.

Pilot Program Aims to Reduce the Number of Bicycle Accidents in New York City

The number of bicycle accident s in New York City is on the rise even as the city spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on safety improvements in order to decrease the number of traffic fatalities in all Five Boroughs. However, to alleviate that danger a new policy has been instituted allowing bicyclists to ride through walk signals at intersections.

Fatal Bicycle Accident in Brooklyn Results in Criminal Charges

A teenager was killed in a fatal bicycle accident in Brooklyn late last month while riding in front of his home in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The 13-year-old victim was struck and killed by an oil delivery truck near Lewis Avenue. Rescuers arrived on scene within minutes of receiving multiple 911 calls but there was nothing they could do for the boy. His injuries were so severe that he was declared dead shortly after arriving at a nearby hospital.

Increase in Fatal Bicycle Accidents in New York City Highlights Need for Protected Bike Lanes

The Department of Transportation is responding to the increasing number of fatal bicycle accidents in Manhattan with an ambitious plan to install protected bike lanes along certain danger zones within the city. The need for some type of intervention is obvious. As the number of people who ride bicycles in New York City on a daily basis rapidly increases, so too does the number of people hurt or killed in bicycle accidents in New York.

Victim of Bicycle Accident in Queens Dies Days After Crash

A terrifying bicycle accident in Queens last month has turned tragic. One of the victims, a 55-year-old woman, has succumbed to injuries she suffered after being run over by a drunk driver. Nancy Pease was participating in the 28th Annual NYC Century Bike Tour last month with a large group of cyclists when she and several others were struck by 39-year-old Abel Antonio Pina Morocho. The cyclists were stopped at an intersection in Long Island City when Morocho smashed into a cluster of them.

Bicycle Accident in Chelsea Sends Man to Hospital

An Uber accident in New York has sent a cyclist to the hospital with serious injuries. The 23-year-old victim from Rochester, New York was visiting the city, taking the sites on the back of a "shared" Citi Bike, at the time of the crash. This scary bicycle accident in Chelsea happened just before noon on September 24th as the cyclist was riding westbound on 21st Street. It's unclear what happened next but the man somehow collided with an SUV driven by an Uber operator.

Bicycle Accident in Manhattan Sends Woman to Hospital

A midday bicycle accident in Manhattan sent a young woman to the hospital after she was run into by a dump truck. The 27-year-old victim was riding a Citi Bike along Seventh Avenue in Midtown around 11:30 in the morning when she was struck by the truck. Witnesses who saw the collision said that the truck was attempting a right turn when it ran over the cyclists, leading investigators to believe this might be a case of a driver failing to yield.

Bicycle Accidents in New York City Cost More Than You Think

Every year there are thousands of minor bicycle accidents in New York City and hundreds more that are serious enough to leave victims suffering serious and life-threatening injuries. Sadly every year an average of 15 people are killed in collisions with automobiles while riding their bikes in our city.

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