Deadly Weekend Involves NYC Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents

One of the bloodiest years in terms of traffic accident deaths continued over this last weekend when multiple people — including a bicyclist on the Upper West Side, a 3-month-old baby in Brooklyn, a moped rider on the Long Island Expressway, a senior citizen on the Upper West Side and at least two motorcyclists — were killed in crashes across the city.

Injuries and Fatalities

According to, this string of tragic events started on Saturday, Sept. 11, around 1:30 a.m. when a bicyclist was killed and a pedestrian injured by a driver at Amsterdam Avenue and West 99th Street. Police said a 28-year-old man on a bicycle and a 19-year-old on foot were together when they were struck by the driver of a dark-colored sedan, which fled northbound on Amsterdam. Both victims were transported to the hospital where the bicyclist succumbed to his injuries. The pedestrian was in stable condition, officials said.

About 90 minutes after that incident, a suspected drunk driver crashed into a 19-year-old on a dirt bike and a 23-year-old on a moped on the westbound Long Island Expressway near Woodhaven Boulevard killing the teen. The preliminary investigation said the driver of a silver sedan struck the young victims from behind, an indication that he might have been speeding at the time. The driver, identified later as a 30-year-old Connecticut man, was charged with vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of a crash, drunk driving and having a license violation.

Also on Saturday, around 8:10 a.m., a 73-year-old woman was struck and killed by a driver at the intersection of West 66th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. In that case, police said a 51-year-old man driving an SUV struck the victim as he shifted his vehicle into reverse gear. The victim was transported to an area hospital where she died.

At around 6:20 p.m. in Brooklyn, a driver going the wrong way on Gates Avenue in Fort Greene struck another vehicle on Vanderbilt Avenue sending at least one of the vehicles into three pedestrians — a 33-year-old woman, a 36-year-old man and their 3-month-old baby girl, killing the infant. The parents’ injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The driver of the wrong way vehicle was taken into custody. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.

Contacting an Experienced Lawyer

Injured victims of pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents can seek compensation from at-fault parties for damages including, but not limited to, medical expenses, lost wages and benefits, hospitalization, rehabilitation, permanent injuries, disabilities, past and future pain and suffering, etc. Families that have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents can seek compensation for damages such as lost future income, medical and funeral costs, pain and suffering, etc.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, or if you have lost a loved one in an auto accident caused by a negligent (careless) driver, the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options, and also fight hard to recover just compensation for you.

Pedestrian accident victims and their families should remember that they can seek compensation for injuries or losses in collisions even if the victim was not walking in a marked crosswalk and even if the driver involved in collision was not charged. Our law firm recovered the full one million dollar insurance policy for a girl who was not in the crosswalk when a motor vehicle hit her.

For nearly 50 years, our skilled accident attorneys have established a proven track record of helping injured victims get fair compensation for their losses. Our law firm recently recovered $5,600,000 for a bicyclist who was hit by a van, and $2,550,000 for another victim of a truck accident, and $3,000,000 for a pedestrian who was hit by a car, and the full $1,000,000 insurance policy for a pedestrian who was hit by a truck, and $4,625,000 for a driver who was in a car and was hit by a van, and $2,500,000 for a man who fell through an improperly secured hole. Also, one of our clients obtained a verdict for $43,940,000 and another of our clients got a verdict for $23,500,000, both in medical malpractice cases.

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