Manhattan, NY – Fatal Bicycle Crash at E 97th St and Second Ave

By Steven Miller
Senior Partner

Manhattan, NY (November 2, 2020) – Around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, a fatal bicycle crash occurred in Manhattan.

According to police, the accident occurred at the intersection of East 97th Street and Second Avenue when a 42-year-old bicyclist was struck by an SUV. When responders arrived at the scene, they found the electric bike and the man lying on the roadway with injuries.

Police claim that the bicyclist was a delivery driver who was riding his bicycle southbound when he was struck at the intersection by a Chevy Tahoe. The driver of the SUV fled the scene and was found later down the roadway.

The bicyclist was rushed to a nearby hospital and was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.

The roadway was blocked in the area 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.

Bicycle Accidents in New York

Bicycle accidents are some of the most catastrophic and life-altering accidents that occur in New York every single year. In just New York City alone, approximately eight bicyclists lost their lives between the months of June and August of 2019. These accidents can almost always be prevented when drivers abide by the rules of the road and watch out for these vulnerable parties on our roads. If you have lost somebody you love in a bicycle-related accident, it is essential that you seek the help of an attorney.

New York car accidents involving bicyclists are known for leading to horrendous injuries and life-threatening results. If you have lost somebody you love in one of these collisions, you may wonder what options are available for you. An attorney will stand by your side to ensure that you meet all deadlines in your claim, as well as gather the evidence that you need to move forward. Having a bicycle accident attorney in New York can help you in many ways, which is why you should never delay.

At Miller, Montiel & Strano, our accident attorneys are here to assist you after you and your family have lost somebody you love in a fatal crash. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you can gain the financial help that you deserve in your dire time of need. Our attorneys will assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of losses. If you have lost somebody that you love and wonder where you can turn, please contact a New York accident attorney at 516-484-4010 for the help you deserve.

Notes: Our writers use secondary sources when creating these accident news posts. These sources include police and fire accident reports, news stories and newspaper stories, and first-hand accounts from eyewitnesses to the accidents. For that reason, the details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our staff at Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. If you do find any information that is incorrect, contact our firm to have a correction made immediately. If you would prefer the post to be removed from our site, let us know and we will accommodate you as soon as possible. 

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About the Author
Steven Miller, Esq. is the founding member and Senior Partner in Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. Mr. Miller’s extensive career as a trial attorney spans five decades. He tries cases for the catastrophically injured victims of construction site accidents, motor vehicle and premises accidents caused by the negligence of others. Mr. Miller is a detail oriented, tenacious attorney committed to achieving the maximum results for his clients; he has obtained numerous seven figure verdicts and settlements.