Sheepshead Bay, NY – Fidel Trinidad Killed in Bicycle Accident at Nostrand Ave and Shore PkwyNY/NJ Legal News
Sheepshead Bay, NY (October 19, 2021) – With a death that marks the fifth vehicular fatality in Brooklyn since Friday morning, a man riding his bike in Sheepshead Bay on Monday, October 18th night was fatally struck by a car.
55-year-old Fidel Trinidad, a resident of Brooklyn, was riding southbound on Nostrand Avenue when he was struck by a northbound Audi SUV on Shore Parkway.
Fidel was transported by paramedics to Coney Island Hospital with severe bodily trauma. He was pronounced dead a short while later.
The driver remained at the scene. No charges have been filed at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Fidel Trinidad, at this time.
Bicycle Accidents in Sheepshead Bay
Cycling is a popular pastime for New York City residents of all ages. Bicycles are an affordable and convenient mode of transportation that also provides its riders with exercise and various opportunities for recreation. New York City has one of the highest rates of bicyclists in the country. Unfortunately, his large number of cyclists means that the city’s bicycle accident rate is also one of the highest in the country.
The principal causes of New York City bicycle accidents are driver distraction, disregard of street signs and traffic lights, and failing to yield the right of way. Due to these infractions, riders who were seriously injured or killed in an accident with a vehicle likely have grounds to file a lawsuit if the driver acted negligently. Our team of bicycle accident attorneys can help you recover your damages after a serious accident.
For an injured cyclist to have a credible claim, they have to prove that the driver was negligent. A driver’s behavior is considered negligent if they violate their duty of care; their obligation to exercise reasonable precautions when engaging in an activity that could foreseeably harm others. All drivers have a duty of care to operate vehicles in a safe manner and obey the rules of the road.
Sheepshead Bay Bicycle Accident Lawyers
After being involved in an accident, many victims are overcome by fear, confusion, and helplessness. In order to deal with the mental, physical, and financial consequences victims face moving forward, New York provides victims with the ability to file legal claims against the at-fault parties.
These claims, filed in civil courts, enable victims to recover compensation to cover the costs of medical treatment, repairs, and lost wages. When victims sustain injuries in collisions as a result of other drivers’ actions, they should contact a Sheepshead Bay bicycle accident attorney as soon as possible to protect their legal rights.
Working with an attorney in the aftermath of your accident is your best bet at recovering the maximum amount of compensation available for your legal claim. Our team at Metro Law is well-versed in handling personal injury claims surrounding motor vehicle accidents for victims.
Our team of personal injury lawyers in Sheepshead Bay has helped numerous victims collect millions of dollars for their claims. Our knowledge of personal injury laws enables us to provide an aggressive and responsive legal representation to those in need. We stop at nothing to ensure our clients are in the best position imaginable moving forward after being injured in a preventable collision in the state of New York or New Jersey.
If you were injured in an accident, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our New York personal injury attorneys at (800) 469-6478 to see what legal options are available for you.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.