September 13, 2011 – Brooklyn, New York – According to a report from IBTimes New York, a professional dancer was fatally injured in a bicycle accident in Brooklyn on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Erica Abbott, 29, was riding her bike in the Williamsburg neighborhood when she was startled by the blast of a car’s horn. She lost her balance over a pile of wood and fell directly into traffic. She was then run over by a Mercedes-Benz, driven by an unidentified 34-year-old woman. That driver stayed at the scene of the fatal bike accident and, according to police, charges are not expected to be filed against her. Police are continuing to investigate the accident, however. If you have been seriously injured or if a loved one has been fatally injured in a bicycle accident, then you could be eligible to receive compensation. You should consult with a Brooklyn personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss the details of your case. 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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