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New York hit-and-run bicycle accident results in man's death

Though biking can offer many health and economic benefits, it can also pose a number of hazards. Bicyclists are easily overlooked by drivers of larger vehicles, and in many cases, individuals could suffer serious or fatal injuries when an accident occurs. If the incident proves fatal, the family of the victim may find themselves looking for answers.

It was recently reported that a bicycle accident took place in New York. The incident occurred around midnight when the cyclist was hit by a garbage truck. Reports also stated that the driver of the garbage truck did not remain at the scene of the accident. Additional details on what may have caused the collision to occur were not available at the time of the report.

The bicyclist was reported as being a 27-year-old man. He suffered severe bodily trauma and succumbed to his injuries. Emergency personnel pronounced him deceased at the accident site. Authorities were still looking for information relating to the hit-and-run accident at the time of the report. Additional facts may be available at a later time.

The family of the man killed in this hit-and-run accident are undoubtedly hoping that the driver of the truck is apprehended soon. While they await that event, they may wish to explore their legal options for filing a claim against that individual in hopes of working toward compensation for their loss and other damages. Information on wrongful death claims in New York may help them determine the course of action that may best suit their needs.

Source:, "Bicyclist fatally struck by garbage truck in Greenpoint," Andrea Cavallier and Jennifer Bisram, July 22, 2017

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