Bicycle Accidents Archives

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.

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.

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