August 10, 2011 – Brooklyn, New York – In a report from the New York Daily News, a delivery truck kills a bicyclist in Brooklyn on Monday, August 1, around 8:30 a.m. According to witnesses, the unidentified 29-year-old bicyclist attempted to squeeze past the delivery truck which was making a right turn from Metropolitan Avenue onto Gardner Avenue. The bike was clipped by the truck’s front bumper, causing the bicyclist to fall underneath the vehicle. He was killed instantly. The driver of the delivery truck didn’t know he had struck the bicyclist and continued on until another delivery truck driver flagged him down half a block away. He was later taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center for treatment of high blood pressure and a panic attack, a result of shock. After reviewing security camera footage nearby, police determined the delivery truck driver was not at fault. If you were injured in a bicycle accident and it was the result of someone else’s negligence, then immediately speak with a Brooklyn personal injury attorney. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, there were 1,156 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in 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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