April 1, 2011 – New York City, New York – According to a report from My Fox New York, a bicyclist was killed by an MTA bus in Manhattan’s Upper East Side last Friday. The bicycle-bus accident occurred on Friday, March 25th, however the bus driver who was responsible for the fatal bicycle accident was not found until the following morning. Qi Ming Weng, 26, a delivery man, was traveling on his bike southbound on 2nd Avenue at East 96th Street on the Upper East Side when he got caught in the rear tires of the Bronx express bus heading south. The driver of the bus apparently didn’t realize he had struck the bicyclist and kept going, according to witnesses of the fatal bicycle accident. Weng died just a few moments after being struck. It is not believed criminal charges will be filed against the bus driver. However, the bus accident is still being investigated. One witness to the tragic bicycle accident indicated construction was to blame as it was making traveling on the streets difficult. If you have been seriously injured in a traffic accident in New York or if you have lost a loved one to a fatal traffic accident, you should consult with a New York personal injury lawyer. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, there were 1,156 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in the state of New York.
To help raise awareness of traffic safety in the New York area, our firm will frequently publish blogs about traffic accidents that occur throughout the 5 boroughs and beyond. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in New York that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.
Among the most common types of traffic accidents in New York include:
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions;
- single-vehicle crashes;
- rollover accidents; and
- “distracted driver” accidents or crashes caused by intoxicated drivers.
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