Bicycle Accidents Archives

Bicycle Accident in Manhattan Leaves Elderly Man Dead

A fatal bicycle accident in New York City month left an elderly cyclist dead. The victim, a 72-year-old, was struck by an uncaring and reckless driver on Eighth Avenue around 6 in the morning on February 4th. The crash happened near the intersection with 45th Street.

January - One of the Worst Months for Bicycle Accidents in New York City

So far this year has been a bad one for bicyclists in New York. The number of bicycle accidents in New York City in the first 30 days of 2019 has already topped 191. That figure is 20% higher than the number of bicycle accidents in New York over the same time frame last year. If this trend continues, 2019 could be the most dangerous year in recent history for cyclists in New York.

A Truck Accident in Brooklyn Leaves Cyclist Dead

A fatal truck accident in Brooklyn earlier this month has left a bicyclist dead. The hit and run accident happened late on the night of December 14th. The cyclist was traveling eastbound down Pitkin Avenue in a bike lane when a delivery truck failed to yield while making a right turn. The truck struck the cyclists, dragging the man for several feet, and then drove away as if nothing had happened.

New Protected Lanes Designed to Prevent Bicycle Accidents in New York

A new set of protected lanes opened earlier this month aimed at reducing the number of bicycle accidents in Brooklyn. The stretch of revamped roadway in Riverdale is part of NYC's overall plan to reduce traffic injuries and deaths through smart engineering, social engagement, and enforcement. This particular section of bicycle-only road runs from the Courtland House to Yonkers and was designed with safety buffers in order to physically separate bike riders and motorists.

Number of Fatal Bicycle Accidents in New York City this Year Tops 2015 Already

The number of bicycle accidents in New York City isn't dropping like City planners hoped it would. Engineers have spent thousands of hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars making supposed improvements to traffic flow all over the City in order to decrease the risk to pedestrians and bicyclist but statistics clearly show that all these changes are having little to no net effect. People are still being struck and injured or even killed by careless, reckless, or negligent drivers all over New York.

Hit-and-Run Bicycle Accident in Queens Leaves Teen in Critical Condition

A terrifying bicycle accident in Queens earlier this month left a young teen in critical condition fighting for his life in the hospital. The Victim, 11-year-old Richard Granville, was riding his bike on Healy Street in Far Rockaway, Queens on August 14th when he was struck from behind by a black sedan. Eye witnesses to the accident report seeing the boy fly up into the air before crashing back down to the pavement. The car sped away from the scene of the accident, leaving the teenager injured and alone.

Bicycle Accident in Brooklyn Leaves Victim in Critical Condition

A bicycle accident in Bushwick left one woman in critical condition earlier this month. The 25-year-old victim was riding along Evergreen Avenue in Brooklyn when she was struck by a city sanitation truck. Reports from the scene of the accident state that the driver of the truck did not stop and "fled the scene." However, NYPD investigators are trying to assess whether or not the driver even knew he struck a bicyclists.

Deadly Bicycle Accident in Astoria Leaves 22-Year-Old Dead

A young woman was killed earlier this month when she was struck by a van while riding her bicycle along 35th Street in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens. Reports from the scene of this deadly bicycle accident in New York City show that the victim was riding in a marked bike lane when she was struck by a large van around 11PM.

Hundreds of Children injured in Bicycle Accidents in New York City Each Year

A new study published in Accident Analysis & Prevention (a professional trade journal) found that over 600 kids were injured in bike accidents every day in The United States. On a more local level, that translates into hundreds of children injured in bicycle accidents in New York City every year. A significant portion of those accidents involve kids being hit by automobiles while riding in NYC.

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.

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