Moped Rider Killed in Collision with Parked Delivery Truck

A delivery worker riding a small moped was killed when he collided with a truck that had been parked, possibly illegally, in the roadway. According to a report on the 31-year-old victim was riding his moped on First Avenue near 76th Street when he hit a parked 2019 Freightliner box truck. The truck was reportedly parked on a section of First Avenue that is known as a location where food delivery drivers unload their items.

Blocking Lanes

A witness provided pictures that show the truck operator parked in the left-most travel lane, which is legal if the driver is making a quick delivery. The amount of goods in the pictures show that the delivery was not expeditious. reports that just hours after the crash, another truck driver was again seen unloading his wares by leaving the truck “non-expeditiously” parked in the westernmost travel lane and using the bike lane as the staging area.

The injured delivery worker was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. The truck driver was interviewed, but not issued any summonses. The investigation is ongoing and will include whether the block’s existing loading zone to the south of the crash site is enough to handle the massive number of deliveries of food and goods that continues to overwhelm many roadways.

A spokesman for NYPD told Streetsblog that the delivery truck driver could still be issued summonses after the NYPD’s investigation is done. We offer our deepest condolences to the family of this delivery worker for their tragic loss.

Rights of Accident Victims

Ten delivery bicyclists have died just in the first nine months of 2021 on city streets, which is three more than all the delivery bicyclist deaths last year, according to research done by the Worker’s Justice Product and The Worker Institute of Cornell University’s ILR School. Whether you are riding a bicycle, e-bike or moped in New York for work, or to commute or just for recreation or exercise, you have a right to be safe. Motorists have a duty of care and responsibility to share the roadway with other vehicles, including bicycles. Bicyclists have the same rights as drivers of other vehicles.

Mopeds, bicycles, or e-bike accidents have the potential to result in serious and disabling injuries. Some victims are so badly injured that their lives are turned upside down. In some cases, victims may not be able to work for an extended period of time because they are recovering from their injuries. Sometimes, such victims are unable to return to work or make a livelihood because of their injuries. Such loss of income can prove financially devastating for workers and their families. If you are a delivery worker in New York City who has been injured by a reckless or negligent (careless) driver, you can seek compensation for your injuries, damages and losses.

Contacting an Experienced Lawyer

Injured victims of scooter or moped 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 such 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 moped 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.

For 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.

We also obtained $295,000 in compensation for the victim of a bicycle dooring accident (where a car door opens onto a bicyclist). 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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