A Jogger Was Critically Injured After A Collision Involving A Bicylist
While a number of bicyclists and pedestrians die in motor vehicle collisions each year in New York. It is quite uncommon to hear about a bicyclist being in an accident with a pedestrian. However, such accidents do occur, and these accidents result in several injuries and deaths each year.
By August of 2019, there were 169 pedestrians who were injured by bicyclists. This was a 14% increase when compared to the same period the year before.
While bicyclists can be cited for breaking traffic laws, there are no statutes for charges like manslaughter when a bicyclist strikes and kills a pedestrian. Police say that in cases involving a collision between a bicyclist and a pedestrian, it is difficult to charge the bicyclist.
The Westside Rag reports that a jogger hit by a bicyclist in Central Park was critically injured.
The incident occurred inside Central Park at about 7:05 a.m. on June 2nd. Some details about exactly what caused the accident are still unclear.
The collision took place in the vicinity of Central Park West and West 74th Street. When first responders arrived, they discovered a female of approximately 40 to 50 years of age with trauma injuries. She was transported to New York Presbyterian Weil Cornell Medical Center.
The jogger suffered from critical injuries and the bicyclist remained on the scene.
The preliminary investigation determined that the bicyclist was traveling south when he struck the jogger.
The investigation is being conducted by the NYPD and is still ongoing.