Commuter killed in Niagara Falls Boulevard bicycle accident
Each year, when the snow season hits, the news is replete with stories of car accidents, fender benders and pile-ups on New Jersey and New York roads. Friday’s storm coming off the lake turned tragic along Niagara Falls Boulevard. A man who rode that road every work day for 35 years was struck in a bicycle accident that claimed his life.
Witnesses at the accident scene say it appeared the man had some difficulty on that snowy morning in stopping his bike. A construction truck came upon the bike rider, striking him, and resulting in a fatal bicycle accident near the intersection of Niagara Falls Boulevard and 56th street.
Many commuters rely on bicycles throughout the year. Late fall and winter accidents in New Jersey and New York can also involve bicycle riders. Jersey City personal injury lawyers know that bicycle riders can be vulnerable in any motor vehicle accident. The size and weight of any vehicle is often a hazard in a bicycle accident.
However, bicyclists can also suffer injuries from other hazards in an accident. With or without a helmet, a rider can be injured hitting the pavement, or a curb in a bicycle accident. Leg, back spine and arm injuries are also common in bicycle accidents.
The latest tragedy serves as a reminder that many people rely on bicycles for transportation, at all times of the year and in all seasons.
State police were called to the scene of Friday’s fatal accident. Law enforcement reportedly conducted an inspection of the dump truck involved in the fatal crash. Authorities have not released any details on what their investigation has revealed concerning the cause of the accident.