Bicyclist Struck and Killed in Accident on Cross Bay Boulevard
A bicyclist was the victim of a fatal accident in Queens recently, which led residents in the area to publicly criticize the lacking safety measures on that stretch of road.
According to local residents, Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel is a frequent safety hazard for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists alike. The most recent victim was a 65-year-old man who was found unresponsive at approximately 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, October 13 after being struck while riding his bike.
There are bike lanes in both directions on the road, but the accident occurred on a section f the road that is currently being repaved. Neighbors say cars drive pretty fast through the area, and without the bike lane during street construction, there is no designated safe spot for bikes to ride, which has made the road even more of a safety hazard than usual.
Failure to obey rules of the road can result in accident liability
Neighbors have been calling for the implementation of additional safety measures on the road for quite some time, long before this most recent accident. They say people tend to speed through the area at far above the 30 mile per hour speed limit. Community members have asked for a stop light to be installed in the area, but so far there has been no success in those efforts.
Failure to obey the rules of the road in manners such as speeding or failure to yield can result in drivers being held liable for any accidents that result from that behavior. This means they could be responsible for paying for the medical bills and vehicle damage suffered by the victim out of their insurance policies.
To learn more about the steps you can take if you or a loved one have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact an experienced lawyer at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia LLP.