People in New York and elsewhere ride bicycles to get from place to place or simply as a means of recreation. The streets of New York City are not without their fair share of bicyclists, but the city’s infamous congestion and harried traffic often prove detrimental to those who choose to ride bikes around town. This case was made evident in a recent crash that claimed the life of one New York City cyclist.
Details regarding the accident
Although reports did not offer many details concerning the crash, police stated the crash occurred on Monday, Oct. 18 around 6 p.m. Reportedly, a green SUV, an Audi, struck a cyclist on Nostrand Avenue. The victim was described as a 55-year-old male.
The victim was riding south along the avenue when he was struck. He was taken to Coney Island Hospital, and he was declared deceased as a result of his injuries. The SUV driver reportedly stayed at the scene and cooperated with authorities, who are still investigating the crash.
Compensation for victim’s family
Although nothing was mentioned as far as distracted or inebriated driving on the part of the SUV driver, officials will have to complete their investigation to determine the case of the accident and any culpability on the part of the SUV driver or the cyclist himself. Should authorities find the SUV driver’s negligence or wrongdoing cause the fatal crash, the surviving family members of the deceased may elect to pursue a civil claim against the driver in an attempt at recovering expenses associate with the crash.