Bicycle Safety And The NY State Helmet Law From A NY Personal Injury Attorney

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Bicycle Safety And The NY State Helmet Law From A NY Personal Injury Attorney

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported in 2009 that 91% of bicyclists killed in accidents did not wear a helmet. According to the NY State Department of Health, 38% of hospitalizations due to bicycle accidents involve brain injuries. Numbers like this lead to laws requiring those under the age of 14...
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NYC Bicyclist Fatalities Climbing Dramatically This Year

In all of 2018, there were 10 cyclists killed in traffic accidents in New York City. This year – and we are just halfway through 2019 – there have already been 10 bicyclist deaths. In just one recent week, there were 3 cyclist deaths in Brooklyn alone. In fact, 8 of the total...
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Successful Citi Bike Experiences Its First Bicyclist Traffic Fatality

You see them everywhere in New York City. Those ubiquitous blue Citi Bikes are a huge hit. Bikers have enjoyed 65 million rides since 2013. However, bicycling on crowded city streets is not without risk and Citi Bike experienced its first rider fatality last summer. A 36-year old investment banker lost his...
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Australian Bicyclist Killed by Garbage Truck in Central Park

The “trip of a lifetime” turned tragic for a 23-year old Australian woman. The recent college graduate was struck and killed in a truck accident while bicycling near Central Park. The complicated accident is still under investigation, but preliminary results show that: · The victim was cycling in the Central Park West...
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