Bronx, NY (November 7, 2020) – Around 12:12 a.m. on Saturday morning, November 7, a man was killed in a moped accident in the Bronx.
Police confirmed that 39-year-old Frank Davila was driving a moped headed south on Rosedale Avenue near the area of Bruckner Boulevard. He was suddenly struck by the driver of a gray Volvo.
The accident was so forceful that Davila was thrown from his moped. He sustained severe injuries as a result of the accident and was taken to Jacobi Medical Center. Police confirmed that he was pronounced dead while there.
The motorist who struck Davila was identified as 33-year-old Stephanie Mendez who was charged with driving while intoxicated.
The roadway was closed down in the area of the intersection for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Moped Accidents in New York
Moped accidents do not happen as commonly as other accidents on our roads but, when they do occur, they lead to some of the most extensive damages. This is especially true when the driver of a passenger vehicle drives while they are intoxicated. According to the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, approximately 5,618 people were injured in New York DUI accidents and 304 people were killed. If you have lost a loved one in a moped accident, you have options moving forward.
Because drunk drivers are engaged in one of the most reckless acts on our roads, these accidents lead to some of the most extensive harm. A rider could lose their life and might even be at risk for some of the most severe injuries. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you will move forward on a financial level. It is imperative that you speak with a car accident attorney who has handled wrongful death claims after an accident. See our proven track record of success assisting those who have lost loved ones in New York.
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