An arrest occurred after an automobile and a bicycle collided on Long Island. According to Riverhead police, the accident occurred on County Road 105 at about 8:17 p.m. on April 27.
Car Strikes Bicycle
A Riverhead police press release included details of the accident. A 71-year-old female motorist from Center Moriches was northbound on CR 105 in a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria when the vehicle allegedly hit a bicycle and rider near the Hubbard Avenue bridge.
Personnel from the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps treated the male cyclist for non-life-threatening injuries. He was then taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for further examination. The exact nature of the bicyclist’s injuries was not noted the initial press release. Police arrested the motorist at the scene for the unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and for driving while intoxicated.
Although an investigation into this accident is in its earliest stages, evidence of impaired driving may constitute negligence in certain cases. When a motorist’s negligent conduct is a factor in an accident, it is possible for the victim to seek compensation in the state’s civil courts for certain medical costs, pain-and-suffering, possible lost wages, potential long-term rehabilitation expenses and other losses. In some cases, a judge or jury awards monetary damages following a trial. However, settlements with insurers are often negotiated without a trial.
When you or a family member suffers injury due to the negligent conduct of another person, it is possible to discuss the matter with a personal injury lawyer at no cost. To learn more, please contact us.