It is not unusual for individuals to bike to their desired destinations. Bicycles can be a useful mode of transportation, especially in areas with high traffic congestion. Many times, though, bicyclists ride in congested traffic areas. If an accident occurs, a bicyclist could be seriously injured or killed.
Bicycles are quickly becoming an ever-increasing means of transportation, exercise and recreation in New York. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the city and state still uses vehicles for the majority of transportation needs. Bicycles offer very little protection against some of the hazards that a cyclist often contend with daily. This vulnerability can lead to severe injuries -- and sometimes death -- when involved in a bike accident.
Bicycles are becoming an ever-increasingly used mode of transportation in New York. However, bicycles offer very little when it comes to protecting their riders against some of the daily hazards with which cyclists must contend. This vulnerability can lead to severe and catastrophic injuries when a rider is involved in a bike accident. A recent bicycle accident has resulted in the bicycle rider's leg being amputated.
When fall weather hits New York, cycling is perhaps one of the best ways to explore the city. There are countless things to see and do around the city in fall, and, as many cyclists know, getting around by bike is one of the best ways to take it all in. Many cyclists will bike safely this fall, but those who are unfortunately involved in a bicycle accident are advised not to face the aftermath of an accident alone.
A cyclist was recently injured in a serious hit-and-run collision in New York. This accident reportedly occurred earlier this summer when the cyclist was struck by an automobile being driven by a former Mayor, Mr. David Dinkins. Dinkins denies that he was responsible for the accident, which occurred on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Bicycles are a common means of transportation, exercise and recreation all across New York. However, bicycles offer very little in terms of protection against some of the hazards that a cyclist must contend with daily. This vulnerability can -- and often does -- lead to severe and catastrophic injuries when involved in a bike accident.
Like in many personal injury cases, the injuries suffered by a bicyclist in a bike crash can vary widely. In a minor accident, some may only suffer bumps, bruises, cuts and scrapes, while in a more serious accident, the cyclist can suffer fractures or spinal injuries. When a catastrophic incident occurs, death or paralysis may result. Many bike injuries in New York result from a cyclist being injured by an opened car door, commonly referred to as a 'dooring' injury, or being run over and/or off the road by another vehicle.
Many bicycle accidents in New York City are caused by negligent or reckless motorists. However, a recent bike accident on Madison Avenue and East 56th Street didn't even involve a vehicle. A bicyclist using the city's bike share program, Citi Bike, crashed his bike and seriously injured his head. The front tire struck a wheel stop -- a long, narrow line of concrete running perpendicular to the road at the edges of Citi Bike's docking stations.