18 Feb 2023

By NY Local Accidents

In Accident News

Queens, NY (February 18, 2023) – On Friday night, February 17, a woman was killed in a fatal bicycle accident at an intersection in Queens.

According to Queens Police, the accident happened around 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of Beach Channel Drive and Beach 32nd Street. Police confirmed that a police SUV was responding to a call when the officer suddenly slammed into a vehicle at the intersection, then struck a parked vehicle. The officer then hopped a curb, and their cruiser struck a bicyclist who was walking in the area.

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The female bicyclist, who has since been identified as a 52-year-old woman, was rushed to a nearby hospital with severe injuries. She was tragically pronounced dead while there.

The roadway was fully blocked in the area of the intersection for some time after the collision. This led to extensive delays until the scene was cleared.

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

We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the bicyclist whose life was taken in this tragic accident.

Bicycle Accidents in New York 

Though many precautions and laws have been implemented in New York in recent years, bicycle accidents are still at an all-time high within major cities and beyond. In just one year’s time, an average of 23 bicyclists lose their lives in New York bicycle accidents. This means that there are 2.8 fatalities out of every 1 million people who live in New York. It can be a challenge for a family to face the aftermath of a fatal bicycle crash. If you have lost somebody close to you in one of these accidents, you should speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.

Suffering the unexpected loss of a loved one due to a bicycle-related accident can be a difficult time in your life. Because of this, it is important that you speak with a dedicated Queens bicycle accident lawyer who has your best interests in mind. As you are grieving your losses, you may wonder how you will receive the compensation that you deserve for an array of damages and the bills that continue to pile up. Many different parties have the option to bring a wrongful death claim, such as the following:

  • Spouse of the deceased
  • Children of the deceased
  • Parents of the deceased

You should speak with a Queens wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after a fatal collision.

At The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C., our attorneys will work on your behalf to make sure that your rights are being protected after you have lost someone you love in a fatal bicycle accident. We want to make sure that you receive the best deal in your claim so that you can move forward during these difficult times. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for an array of financial aspects. Please contact a bicycle accident attorney in Queens at (718) 606-4099 for more information on how we can assist you.

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.