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Bicyclist Killed by Garbage Truck

Brooklyn, NY – A 35-year-old bicyclist was struck and killed by a private-company garbage truck on Thursday, May 5, 2022. The accident happened around 8:30 a.m. on 9th Ave near 37th Street.  

According to police, the bicyclist was taken to Maimonides Medical Center where they later died. Police are working to identify the garbage company involved in this collision. The driver did not stay on the scene. It is unclear if the driver was aware he hit the bicyclist.  

Bicycle Accidents 

Inattentive drivers cause hundreds of bicycle accidents every year. In this horrible accident, the family of the victim should have their investigative team evaluate all aspects surrounding this collision. This includes:  

  • Police accident report   
  • Driver accident history   
  • Any testing of driver for drugs and alcohol   
  • Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol   
  • Phone and texting records of the driver   
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident   
  • Any video evidence of the crash 
  • Evaluation if road signage is clear and up to code   
  • Evaluation if pavement markings are clear and up to code   
  • Inspection of road conditions  
  • Accident history on this road 
  • Video from the truck 
  • Driving records  
  • Driver overtime records  
  • Blind spots on the truck   
  • Vehicle accident history  
  • Driver accident history  
  • Route the truck was traveling  
  • Copy of company’s driver attentiveness system report  

Bicycle Accident Attorneys

As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in bicycle accidents and have found that some common causes include: 

  • A car turning directly in front of a bicyclist   
  • A vehicle entering the street from a driveway or parking lot   
  • Driver distracted by their phone   
  • Driver fails to yield at an intersection (running a stop sign or traffic light)   
  • Driver not paying attention while driving near a bicyclist  
  • Driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs   

At The Barnes Firm, our experienced and trusted bicycle accident attorneys have helped more than 50,000 clients get the best possible result for their case. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way.  

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.   

Location of Crash – 9th Ave near 37th Street

9th Ave near 37th Street

 

 

 

 

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