The number of bicycle-pedestrian accidents in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park has increased over the past few months much to the concern of New York personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm. “City officials need to identify the causes of the bicycle-pedestrian accidents and implement better solutions before another accident occurs,” said New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman, founder of the Perecman Firm, one of New York’s personal injury law firms.
Two months ago, the Parks Department installed a number of orange traffic barrels along one particularly perilous stretch of road in an attempt to protect pedestrians from cyclists, reported Gothamist (1/12/2012). However, New York personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm strongly believe more safety measures are needed. Last week, a cyclist collided with a 62-year-old pedestrian on West Lake Drive, causing the stroller to break his hand, according to the Gothamist.
In June and in November, bicycle-pedestrian collisions left two women with severe brain injuries, reported the New York Daily News (11/17/2011). “Given the number of accidents, it appears obvious that new solutions need to be adopted, and fast,” said New York personal injury lawyer Perecman.
Traffic engineering experts say more could be done to prevent pedestrian-bicycle accidents in New York‘s Prospect Park. Ideas include physically changing the path and installing speed bump-like devices for bikes. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a New York bicycle accident, please contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm.