Call for a Free Consultation
Godosky & Gentile, P.C.
One Of New York City’s Most
Prominent & Respected Litigation Law Firms

New York bicyclist seriously injured in hit and run

When road accidents come to mind, you might think of cars or trucks, perhaps even motorcycles. One thing many people forget is that bicycles are also a common sight on modern roads. Commuters, delivery workers, children and countless others use the roads of New York each day. However, cyclists are vulnerable and can be hard to spot. In the event of a bike accident, the cyclist often suffers serious injuries.

Such was the case early one morning as a cyclist traveled along the eastbound shoulder of a road in Medford. A car collided with him, leaving him with serious injuries, before speeding off. Police eventually tracked down a vehicle matching the description of the one involved in the accident. That afternoon, they arrested a driver in connection with the accident. Meanwhile, the cyclist was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The alleged driver of the vehicle that hit him faces charges relating to leaving the scene of an accident. The investigation continued following the arrest, however. Detectives urged anyone who might have information about the crash to come forward.

Unfortunately, accidents like this are not uncommon and many cyclists get struck by vehicles in New York every year. Drivers should take care to look out for bicycles on the road, as the consequences of failing to spot them can be severe and devastating. The victim of this recent accident could be facing hefty medical bills and may need to replace his bicycle. However, his primary concern may simply be his recovery.

Nevertheless, in situations like this it is often worth considering pursuing a compensation claim. Don't worry if you're not sure where to start as an attorney can guide you through the process and help you to acquire a fair settlement for the damage done to you.

Source: CBS New York, "Suspect Arrested In Hit-And-Run That Injured Cyclist In Medford, L.I.," June 17, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Super Lawyers
  • Legal Leaders Presents Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyers 2014 | Featuring AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
  • Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms U.S. News & World Report | 2018
  • AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
  • Insider Exclusive
  • The New York Times
Email Us For A Response

INJURED? Free Case Evaluation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Godosky & Gentile, P.C. 100 Wall Street Suite 1702 New York, NY 10005 Toll Free: 800-538-1768 Phone: 212-742-9700 Fax: 212-742-9706 New York Law Office Map