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Tragic bicycle accidents have become common in New York City. All too often, the cyclists hit were simply pedaling to their jobs or making an honest living as bicycle delivery riders. At least five cyclists lost their lives on New York City streets during July of 2019.  Only 10 such deaths were recorded in all of 2018. Although New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero program seemed to be helping to decrease cyclist and pedestrian accidents during recent years, that program is no longer fully capable of stemming the tide of the current series of major injuries and deaths. Here’s a...

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Queens Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Now that Queens has over 2.3 million residents living in an area measuring 109 square miles, it’s no wonder that it often records more annual bicycle accidents than New York City’s smaller boroughs. During the past few years, several bicyclists have lost their lives trying to safely maneuver around this area. Even after new bike lanes were constructed following one rider’s death, bicyclists realized they must always keep driving defensively. Although cars, trucks and taxis once dominated most sections of New York City, so many residents are now riding that bicycles now outnumber vehicles in some parts of the city’s smaller...

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Bicyclist Hit by Taxi Dies

A bicyclist died a few days after he was hit by a taxi near the Midtown Tunnel. This accident occurred at around 8:30 at night on April 16 when police responded to a vehicle collision at East 29th Street at Tunnel Exit Street. They found a 42-year-old man in the road. The bicyclist has been identified as Amaury Pena, and he was taken to the hospital for trauma injuries. He was pronounced dead on Wednesday. This information comes from the police. The investigation showed that he was crossing the intersection when the traffic signal told him not to and a taxi hit him. The...

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Update: Hit-and-Run Kills Cyclist in Bronx

Update: Hit-and-Run Kills Cyclist in Bronx

This story is being updated. We originally posted about this story yesterday. As we continue to receive updates on this story, we will keep you posted. A hit-and-run driver who was in a box truck hit and killed a bicyclist who was pedaling next to the vehicle. This happened on Monday In the Bronx. The white box truck was going south on Webster Avenue near the Cross Bronx Expressway in the Tremont area. This occurred on Monday at 10:40. The driver of the truck was trying to make a right turn to get on the ramp to the expressway. As he turned, he hit...

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Bicyclist Fatally Hit in Bronx

Police are still looking for a driver who hit a bicyclist in the Bronx. The driver hit the bicyclist and then ran off, leaving the injured person to die. This incident happened at around 11 at night on Monday, and it occurred specifically on Webster Avenue in Mount Hope. According to police, the driver was in a box truck and hit a 46-year-old cyclist and then just kept on driving. The driver is reported to have gotten onto the Cross Bronx Expressway. The driver was seen last going south to New Jersey. At this time, police have not released the name of the victim....

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New York City Bike Safety Program In Place

In New York, intersections can be some of the most dangerous places. Drivers and pedestrians are all hurrying to get to their destinations and often have little regards for the others around them. While bike riders and drivers must share the road, soon they will be operating under different rules. A new bike safety program will allow cyclists to follow pedestrian signs. This means that cyclists will be able to follow the pedestrian rules instead of the vehicle rules. In many dangerous areas for bicyclists, many riders think this change could be good. This new program is looking to reduce the number of...

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Avoiding a Bicycle Accident : Tips for Motorcylists and Bicyclists

On June 17, an 80-year-old cyclist was killed when he was struck by a charter bus in the Chelsea section of Manhattan explains a NYC bicycle accident attorney. Unfortunately, he was the second cyclist struck and killed by a bus in the Chelsea neighborhood in the same week. Sadly, these two men were the fifth and sixth bicycle fatalities in New York City so far this year. Luckily, there are several things people, both bicyclists and motorists, can do to reduce the chances of similar accidents happening. Bicyclist Tips If you often ride a bicycle around New York City, you likely know that it is a...

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Bike Crash Lawyers Discuss $4.8M Settlement Paid To Cyclist Injured on City Sidewalk

In 2014, Clifford Brown launched 28-feet in a bike crash in San Diego that left him with several missing teeth, torn ligaments, and brain damage according to Arkady Frekhtman, one of the bike crash lawyers at the F&A injury law firm. He blamed the crash on a poorly kept section of sidewalk in a San Diego neighborhood. A tree had uprooted part of the sidewalk creating a "launch pad" that lead to the serious injuries Brown sustained. According to an article by the San Diego Union-Tribune in March of 2017, the settlement was "the result of flawed city policies that don’t...

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NYC Bike Accident Attorney Discusses Bicycle Riding Safety in the New York area

Many native New Yorkers and tourists greatly enjoy riding bicycles around town when we’re not facing bad weather explains Arkady Frekhtman, a New York City bike accident attorney at the F&A injury law firm in Manhattan. In fact, Citibank’s bike sharing program can help nearly everyone get around Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and even Jersey City. The annual membership program works for many, while others are fine with just paying for a day pass so they can ride to meet a friend or colleague for lunch – or take in a museum or simple tourist attraction. Whatever you do, be sure to...

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Bicycle Accident Lawyers Discuss Tragic Nassau County Crash

Nassau County police said that a Ford Explorer driven by a 57-year-old woman struck two bicyclists, clipped the car and ran into a home, causing the front porch to collapse. The crash occurred on New South Road in Hicksville during the afternoon of Wednesday, June 29 explain NYC bicycle accident lawyers at the F&A injury law firm. Injuries and Fatality An adult female bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, according to authorities. She had been bicycling with her father when the crash occurred. Emergency personnel transported him to a local hospital due to non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the SUV and...

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