A 56-year old woman, whose name was not released, was seriously injured in an accident with a van on 6th Avenue in Manhattan. As reported by DNAINFO.COM, she was struck by a white van outside 1211 Sixth Ave., between West 47th and 48th streets, about 9:16 a.m. on Thursday. Witnesses report that she sustained a serious injury to her leg describing it as being mangled/ She was taken via ambulance to Bellevue Hospital.
Bicycling is a way of life for many residents of New York City. Bikes offer convenient and affordable transportation and are an excellent means of exercise and recreation for thousands. New York City has the highest rate of bicycle commuters of any city in the nation.
Individuals who have suffered a serious injury in a bicycle accident may face considerable financial strain. Depending on the severity of the injury, individuals may be forced to miss considerable time at work, causing them to lose essential wages. Injured cyclists may also face expensive medical bills which can cause significant harm if they lack insurance or the cost exceeds their coverage. In cases where the injured cyclist’s injuries prove fatal, their surviving family members may face serious financial hardships due to a permanently lost income. As a result, it is in the best interests of injured cyclists and their families to seek an experienced personal injury attorney.