September 13, 2011 – Brooklyn, New York – In a report from New York Daily News, a Brooklyn artist was the 10th bicyclist killed in the city this year, and the 2nd one just this week. The fatal bicycle accident occurred on Friday, Sept. 2, in the Williamsburg neighborhood. Nicolas Djandji, 24, was heading east on Borinquen Place and made a turn onto Rodney Street, running a red light. He was hit by a Toyota SUV. Additionally, Djandji was riding a black bicycle at around 8:30 p.m., after the sun had set. He had been following a friend when the fatal bike accident took place. Djandji was transferred to Woodhull Hospital where a short time later he was pronounced dead. The driver of the SUV stayed at the scene of the accident and no charges are expected to be filed. If you have been seriously injured in a bicycle accident, you should consult with a Brooklyn personal injury attorney to learn what options are available. 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 are:
- 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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