Bicycle Accidents Archives

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.

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.

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