12 Aug 2023

By NY Local Accidents

In Accident News

Queens, NY (August 12, 2023) – A bicycle accident involving a bus took place at an intersection in Queens on the night of Saturday, August 12.

According to Queens officials, the accident happened at 8:39 p.m. at the intersection of Kissena Boulevard and Laburnum Avenue. Police confirmed that a bicyclist was traveling through the intersection when they were suddenly struck by an MTA bus due to reasons that are not fully known. The bus immediately stopped at the scene following the collision.

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The cyclist, who has not yet been formally identified, sustained a head injury due to the accident. They were rushed to the hospital by ambulance, though their current condition is not yet known.

The roadway was blocked at the intersection for some time after the accident. This led to delays until the scene was cleared.

No further details have been released, but the investigation into the collision continues.

We want to take a moment to offer our warmest thoughts and prayers to the bicyclist injured in this accident with hopes of a full recovery.

Bicycle Accidents in New York 

New York, especially in major cities like New York City, sees a large percentage of serious and even fatal bicycle accidents every year. Bicycling is a common mode of transportation and recreation throughout the state. In 2019 in New York City, it was reported that there were 3,835 crashes involving a cyclist and a vehicle where a cyclist was either seriously injured or killed. Bicyclists often wonder how they will move forward after they have been hurt in a bicycle accident. Speaking with an attorney is crucial during these difficult times.

Even though drivers of passenger vehicles are supposed to watch out for bicyclists at all times, this does not always happen – risking the lives of vulnerable parties. Bicycle accidents tend to lead to some of the most catastrophic injuries. These include some of the following:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Internal organ damage
  • Broken bones
  • Road rash

These injuries can range anywhere from minor to severe, leading to serious harm to those involved. If you have been hurt in a bicycle accident, you should be prepared to speak with a Queens bicycle accident attorney that you can trust.

Our attorneys at The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C. are here to assist you after your life has been turned upside-down due to a bicycle accident that is not your fault. We understand the ins and outs of bicycle accident laws in New York and will help you navigate the complex legal system if you are unfamiliar with these laws. You need an attorney who will help you fight for the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages such as medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and so much more. Please do not hesitate to contact a bicycle accident attorney in Queens at (718) 606-4099 to find out what options you have during these challenging times.

Notes: When writing these accident news pieces, our writers rely on secondary sources. These sources are comprised of police and fire accident reports, news reports, and newspaper articles, as well as first-person testimonies from accident witnesses. Because of this, our team at The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C. has not independently validated the information regarding this accident. Please get in touch with our company to have any inaccurate information corrected right away. Please let us know if you want the post to be taken down from our website, and we will do our best to comply.

Disclaimers: In order to prevent being engaged in a tragic accident, we wish to encourage the people in our neighborhood to drive slowly and with caution. This news article is not meant to be a solicitation for business. Any information offered shouldn’t be regarded as professional medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post wasn’t taken at the location of the collision.