Queens, NY (October 28, 2021) – At 1 a.m. on Thursday, October 28, a hit-and-run bicycle accident occurred on a roadway in Queens.
According to officials, the accident happened on Queens Boulevard. A 21-year-old cyclist was traveling in the area when they were suddenly struck by an unknown vehicle. Instead of stopping, the driver of the vehicle continued onward toward the area of the Queensboro Bridge.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were immediately called to the scene to help those in need. The cyclist was critically injured in the accident. They were rushed to the hospital for treatment, though their current condition is not yet known.
The roadway was blocked in the area for a period of time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in New York
More bicycle accidents happen in New York than in many other states throughout the U.S. In fact, in 2019 alone, it was reported that approximately 3,835 bicycle accidents took place due to the outright recklessness of others. These accidents can typically be prevented on our roads when drivers pay close attention to the roads around them. Bicyclists have no protection from harm, which means that they are prone to some of the most severe injuries and can even lose their lives in the event of an accident. If you have suffered from injuries caused by a bicycle accident, you may be feeling alone and confused. You will have to show that another party is at fault for your accident as you move forward. It is helpful to have an attorney on your side at this time.
Being injured in a bicycle accident might be one of the most challenging things that you have ever endured. These accidents tend to lead to some of the most extensive damages and injuries. Some of the most traumatic injuries that stem from bicycle accidents include the following:
- Road rash
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
Being hurt in a bicycle accident can leave you in a difficult position, especially if you have a long road to recovery before you. If your life has been turned upside-down due to a bicycle crash, you have options. It is important that you seek the dedicated help of a Queens bicycle accident attorney in your time of need.
Queens Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Our accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano are here to help you move forward after a bicycle accident that is not your fault. We understand how overwhelming a bicycle accident can be and offer our help and resources along the way. Speaking with an attorney can ensure that your rights are being protected as you navigate the legal system for the first time. We will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of financial aspects. These include medical expenses, lost income, therapy costs, and so much more. Please contact an accident attorney in Queens at (516) 945-9033 for more information on how we can help you at this time.
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