Queens, NY (October 13, 2019) – Around 2 p.m. today, a fatal bicycle accident took place on Cross Bay Boulevard in Queens after an SUV driver struck the cyclist.
The 60-year-old victim whose name has not been released was struck on Cross Bay Boulevard, which has a bike lane in both directions. The cyclist was first taken to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital where he was then pronounced deceased.
A witness said that the cyclist was thrown on top of the hood of the vehicle after he was struck. Witnesses have also said that they have been urging the community to install a stoplight in this area, as other fatal accidents have occurred there.
The driver of the SUV remained at the scene and cooperated with police.
At this time, the investigation into the circumstances of the accident is ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Bicycle Accidents in New York
Hundreds of fatal bicycle accidents occur each year in New York. These accidents take the lives of some of the most vulnerable parties who have fewest protection from harm. Many victims of bicycle accidents will receive catastrophic injuries such as brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and more. For some, they will lose their lives at the hands of reckless drivers. If the surviving family members of a loved one wonder what options they have after their loved one’s life has been taken in a serious accident, it is essential that they speak with a skilled New York wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
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