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  • Writer's pictureEvelyn Harper

Pedestrian Accident Injuries in NYC Report

Pedestrian accidents can lead to serious injuries, as demonstrated by a recent incident on the Upper East Side. On May 21, around 1 p.m., a 75-year-old man was attempting to cross Third Avenue near 77th Street when he was struck by a cyclist on an electric Citi Bike.

The cyclist, who was disobeying the proper direction in the bike lane, collided with the pedestrian and then fled the scene, leaving the victim with severe physical injuries.

NYC Injury Report
NYC Injury Report Pedestrian Accident

Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents, such as the one described, often result in a range of serious injuries. Here are some common types of injuries that can occur:

  1. Head Injuries: These can range from mild concussions to traumatic brain injuries (TBI), which can have long-term effects on cognitive and motor functions.

  2. Fractures and Broken Bones: Pedestrians hit by vehicles can suffer fractures in the legs, arms, ribs, and pelvis due to the impact.

  3. Spinal Cord Injuries: These injuries can lead to partial or complete paralysis, depending on the severity and location of the injury.

  4. Internal Injuries: Damage to internal organs, internal bleeding, and other serious conditions can occur without immediate symptoms but can be life-threatening.

  5. Cuts and Lacerations: Deep cuts and lacerations can lead to significant blood loss and require immediate medical attention.

  6. Soft Tissue Injuries: These include damage to muscles, ligaments, and tendons, which can cause long-term pain and mobility issues.

The Incident's Aftermath

Following the accident, medics rushed the injured pedestrian to New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he was treated for his serious injuries and stabilized. The NYPD is actively searching for the cyclist, who remains unidentified.

The Role of Immediate Medical Attention

In pedestrian accidents, timely medical intervention is crucial. Delayed treatment can exacerbate injuries and lead to more severe complications. At our injury clinic, we specialize in diagnosing and treating various injuries resulting from accidents.

Our services include:

  • Immediate Care: Quick assessment and stabilization of traumatic injuries.

  • Comprehensive Diagnostics: Advanced imaging and testing to identify all injuries.

  • Personalized Treatment Plans: Tailored therapies and rehabilitation programs to aid recovery.

  • Follow-Up Care: Regular check-ups to monitor healing and adjust treatments as necessary.

Pedestrian accidents are unfortunately common and can result in significant harm. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, seek immediate medical attention. At our clinic, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care to help you recover and regain your quality of life. Stay safe and remember that quick medical intervention can make a critical difference in the outcome of your injuries.

At NYPMR Injury Clinics, we use a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of a patient who has suffered a musculoskeletal (bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves) injury. 

Our team consists of highly skilled, trained, and experienced professional staff consisting of medical doctors, chiropractors, nurse practitioner, clinical psychologist, and professional counselors.

For more information on our services or to schedule an appointment, please visit our website or contact us directly.

731 Flushing Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11206

30 South Ocean Avenue,

Freeport, NY

1 (516) 403-8537


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