A pizza delivery worker who was riding a bicycle was severely injured after being hit by a car in Lower East Side on Monday, February 8. The police arrested the driver after he fled the scene by foot.
The twenty-one-year-old driver was operating a grey Honda sedan about 6:30 p.m., driving west on Delancey St., when he hit0 the cyclist as he pedalled south on Columbia St. just at the underpass of the Williamsburg Bridge splits the road.
The medics transported the cyclists to Bellevue Hospital. The man who is believed to be in his forties was in critical condition after being hit by a car in Lower East Side. The police haven’t released his name.
The collision destroyed the front grille of the car and indented the windshield. The driver later returned and surrendered to police. Then he was transported to Bellevue Hospital after complaining of wrist pain.
Bicycle accidents tend to end with severe injuries for the cyclists. They have no protection so when a car hits them, even if the vehicle isn’t speeding, the injuries will be severe.
Usually, cyclists end with traumatic brain injuries, broken bones and spine injuries not from the impact itself, but after they hit the ground.
If you were injured in a similar accident and the accident was clearly caused by the other party, you should get legal help.
Your injuries might be life-threatening and the entire medical treatment will be expensive.
What you need to do is file a compensation claim against the driver’s insurance company and seek a settlement for all the expenses such as lost wages, medical bills and other injury-related expenses.
A good attorney should know how to help you with your case. It’s important not to give up until you get a suitable settlement that will cover all your costs.
Cellino Law’s New York car accident attorneys are here for you; contact us for a free consultation.