East Village, NY (May 6, 2020) – Authorities responded to a fatal collision between an elderly bicyclist and an SUV in East Village on Tuesday morning, May 5th. According to officials with the New York Police Department (NYPD), the victim was struck on East 14th Street between Avenue A and First Avenue.
Officers stated that the 33-year-old operator of a 2019 Cadillac SUV was backing into a parking space when they struck a 72-year-old female bicyclist. Emergency crews arrived at the scene and transported the victim to Bellevue Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
Authorities have not identified the victim or the driver involved as the investigation remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in New York
The victim of this incident marks the third tragic auto-bicycle fatality in New York City this year. Bicycle accidents in New York are recurrently deadly as cyclists generally have very little protection between themselves and other vehicles. The inattentive actions of negligent drivers often increase the severity of a collision, as well, and as a bereaved loved one it is crucial to understand your rights moving forward.
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