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79-Year-Old Cyclist Fatally Struck by an Unlicensed Driver of a Pickup Truck on Staten Island, NY

79-Year-Old Cyclist Fatally Struck by an Unlicensed Driver of a Pickup Truck on Staten Island, NY

Staten Island, NY – After weeks of staying indoors due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a 79-year-old male cyclist had recently started riding his bike to stay in shape but was run over by a pickup truck driver with a revoked license around 8:20 a.m. of May 22 just half a block away from his Staten Island home.

The victim, a teacher and grandfather, was biking westbound on Signs Road in the Bulls Head section when he was struck by a 43-year-old driver of a 2000 Ford pickup truck turning left onto Arlene Street.

The bicyclist was rushed to Richmond University Medical Center with severe head trauma; but succumbed to his injuries there. The pickup truck operator remained at the scene and was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operator and failure to use due care.

If you or a family member have been injured in a bicycle accident or any motor vehicle-related accident in NYC, seek immediate legal help. With more than 30 years experience in personal injury law, the team at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. has achieved a reputation for excellence and unparalleled success. Be informed of the appropriate steps to take during the recovery process by talking to any of their competent attorneys. Free legal advice when you call 1-877-ASK4SAM or book an appointment here.

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Arlene Street & Signs Rd May 22 10:32:51 AM EDT

This post is intended to provide helpful information to improve the safety of those who live and work in the NYC area. We hope that it will help our readers avoid injury accidents and know what to do if they’ve been involved in one themselves. At Ask4SAM, sole goal is to help those who have been injured in an accident in one of the boroughs of New York City. Information in this post should not be considered solicitation, nor should it be construed as medical or legal advice.