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Cyclist Speeds from Pedestrian Accident

Posted on Nov 08, 2016

crosswalkIf you’ve ever wondered why we call it “hit and run” and not “hit and drive”, today’s story will explain it. Anyone who leaves the scene of an accident is potentially guilty of hit and run even if they are not in a motor vehicle. You should never leave the scene of an accident.


A cyclist in Manhattan is in serious trouble if police can find him. Police and witnesses say a collision happened between a pedestrian and a cyclist on the Upper East Side last Saturday evening. Despite the man falling to the ground and convulsing after the collision, the cyclist chose to flee the scene.


Witnesses to the incident said that the pedestrian’s head sounded like a coconut when it hit the pavement at the intersection of E. 70th Street and 1st Avenue. Police are still looking for the cyclist. The injured man was taken to the hospital.


It doesn’t matter what kind of accident happens. People are still due compensation according to law even in bicycle accidents. Anytime you are injured due to someone else’s carelessness or deliberate action, you should speak with a personal injury attorney to know your rights and how you might be able to get coverage for your medical bills and lost wages.

Goldstein & Bashner has been fighting for the rights of people on Long Island and NYC for decades. We have the experience you need to face insurance companies, worker’s compensation boards, and others who will try to take what is rightfully due to you by law. Don’t let them do it. Contact our offices for a no-obligation consultation. Your initial consultation is free.

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