Manhattan, N.Y. – Bicyclist Hit and Injured by Driver Near Whitehall StreetNY/NJ Legal News
Manhattan, N.Y. (August 15, 2019) – A bicyclist was hit and injured by a vehicle the day after three other bicyclists were hit by vehicles in New York City in the span of just a few hours. The New York pedestrian accident occurred on Wednesday, around 10:30 a.m., next to a Citi Bike stand near the intersection of Whitehall Street and Water Street in the Financial District of Manhattan.
The details of the accident have not been released by police at the time of this article’s posting. It is known, however, that the bicyclist was hit and injured in the accident and was taken to an area hospital for treatment of a laceration to his face. It is unknown if the driver in the accident received a summons from the police for hitting the bicyclist.
This accident comes the day after three bicyclists were hit and injured in three different accidents all in the span of one afternoon, according to authorities.
Bicycles and Accidents
Bicycle accidents have been on the rise in New York, which has been causing growing concern amongst pedestrians and officials alike. These accidents are caused by a variety of factors, but of late, drivers not seeing these pedestrians on the road is the most common reason being given as to why these accidents keep happening. While there are cases where pedestrians are not easily seen due to weather, time of day, or where the pedestrian is in relation to a driver, pedestrian accidents often occur due to driver’s negligence, which is something that can be easily prevented by drivers simply limiting the distractions they have around them.
When a pedestrian is hurt by a vehicle, they need to call the lawyers at the Law Offices of Robert A. Solomon of Metro Law. Our team of professional lawyers is ready to help you following your accident, and we will fight hard to get you the victory you need in court. Call our office today to see how we can help you at (800) 469-6476.
Disclaimer: The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.