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Bicycle Accident in Queens Leaves Victim in Critical Condition

A serious bicycle accident in Queens has resulted in critical, life-threatening injuries for one cyclist just hours after two crashes that bumped the number of fatal bicycle accidents in New York City to 17. A rider was struck directly by an SUV while pedaling across Jamaica Avenue, near Woodhaven Boulevard, on July 24th. When EMTs arrived, they found the victim sprawled out on the pavement, bleeding from multiple lacerations. The driver of the Nissan Rogue that struck the cyclist had stayed at the scene and reportedly cooperated with police investigators.

Two Fatal Bicycle Accidents in New York City on the Same Day

Two bicycle accidents in New York have claimed the lives of a pair of riders, bringing the total number of cyclists killed on city streets this year to 17. That number is far higher than the number of people killed on bicycles during this same period last year and puts NYC on pace to make 2019 a trend-shattering year for tragic bicycle accidents. This even as the city spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on seemingly ineffectual safety improvements.

Fatal Bicycle Accident in New York is the 15th Such this Year

A Citi Bike rider was killed in a fatal bicycle accident in New York City earlier last month when an overland freight hauler ran over him on a busy stretch of street in Hudson Yards. The 74-year-old man was rushed to nearby Bellevue Hospital with what appeared to be severe but survivable injuries-including a partially severed leg-but he succumbed to his injuries a short time later. The driver of the UPS freight truck stayed at the scene of the crash and cooperated with police officers investigating the crash.

Bicycle Accident in New York City Results In Arrest

A potentially-fatal bicycle accident in New York City earlier this month has resulted in the arrest of an off duty firefighter. The individual (who was later identified as an FDNY firefighter) was caught on video apparently intentionally trying to drive his vehicle into a bicyclist on the West Side Highway in Manhattan on June 6th. The disturbing incident happened at the intersection of 24th Street and 12th Avenue and apparently stemmed from an argument between the two individuals. Eyewitness testimony states that the cyclist had likely snapped a photo of the vehicle after it narrowly missed striking him, initiating the entire argument.

Fatal Bicycle Accident In New York City Makes Fourth Such in South Brooklyn This Year

A deadly bicycle accident in Brooklyn claimed the life of a 29-year old man early last month. Reports from the scene of the crash indicate that the bicyclist was crossing Avenue U near East 33rd Street in Marine Park at around 8 PM on May 13th when he was struck by a Toyota SUV being driven by a 20-year old. When EMTs arrived, they found the victim lying in the roadway with severe head trauma. The victim was rushed to nearby New York Community Hospital but his injuries were too severe. He was pronounced dead on arrival.

Crash Marks the Sixth Fatal Bicycle Accident in New York City this Year

A man was struck and killed while riding his bicycle just blocks from his home on March 14th. This tragic bicycle accident in New York City was the sixth such fatal crash in just the first three months of the year. While six fatalities is nowhere near a record for New York, it definitely does not bode well for the remainder of 2019. Also, while there were only 10 fatal bicycle accidents in New York City in 2018, there were hundreds of victims were injured.

Well-Known NYC Cyclist Killed in Fatal Bicycle Accident in Long Island

A fatal bicycle accident in Long Island claimed the life of an avid 66-year-old bicyclist. David Schlichting was struck by a dark-colored minivan while taking a morning riding along the South Service Road near the Long Island Expressway-just feet from the Great neck High School. The van's driver didn't stop at the scene, just fled without even checking on Schlichting. His injuries were so severe that doctors couldn't save him.

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.

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