BRONX, NY – The New York Police Department is investigating a fatal accident involving a box truck and a cyclist in the Bronx.
According to NY Daily News, the incident occurred on Thursday, June 11th at approximately 5:00 p.m. The cyclist was traveling north on Park Avenue near East 138th Street in Mott Haven when he was hit by the truck.
A 20-foot long freightliner was exiting a commercial garage when the truck’s back tire struck the cyclist. Police believe that the truck driver did not see the cyclist as he was exiting onto Park Avenue.
The driver remained at the scene after the accident to render aid to the 38-year-old cyclist. Unfortunately, he could not be saved, and the police pronounced the cyclist dead at the scene. The NYPD has yet to release the victim’s name.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Dangers of Commercial Truck Accidents
Due to the size and weight of commercial vehicles, a collision with a truck can have devastating consequences for a bicyclist. Given a constant rate of speed, the force of the impact is significantly greater than in any other type of motor vehicle collision. Some of the injuries a cyclist may sustain in an accident with a commercial vehicle include:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Cuts and lacerations
- Neck and back injuries
- Spine and spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Internal organ damage
If a commercial truck driver hurt you or someone you love, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries. Contact the New York commercial vehicle accident lawyers at Finz & Finz P.C., right now for a free consultation on your case.