A twenty-two-year-old cyclist died following an accident in East New York, Brooklyn, the NYPD reported. The accident happened about 1 a.m. on Saturday, November 7th. Juan Tiu-Caxaj was cycling northbound on Autumn Avenue near Fulton Street (this is less than a block away from where he lived). A driver that was traveling westbound on Fulton Street hit Tiu-Caxaj. The cyclist ended up with head injuries and was taken to Jamaica Medical Center. He was stable when arrived at the hospital. But, a week after the crash, he died of his injuries.
The driver who hit Tiu-Caxaj didn’t flee the accident and didn’t face any charges. According to the police department, Tiu-Caxaj cycled through a stop sign before he was hit. The NYPD continues to investigate this accident in East New York.
Just like motorcyclists, cyclists are at a high risk of severe injuries. Even if they wear a helmet, nothing else protects them from the impact. They too should follow the traffic rules, and very often, cyclists contribute to accidents as well. Fractures, spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries are just a few of the harsh ways cyclists end up when hit by a vehicle.
To avoid accidents, you must follow the signs, wear a helmet and cycle carefully. Drivers are often focused on noticing other vehicles, so it’s not uncommon for them not to see cyclists.
If you were injured in a bicyclist accident (no matter how severe or minor your injuries were) always seek medical help. Legal help is also important, especially when seeking a compensation claim. Looking for a skilled and experienced New York bicycle accident attorney? We’re here to help you.