Deaveon Davis, from Rochester, died in a car crash in Brighton along Linden Avenue by Route 490 and Glenn Road
BRIGHTON, NY (April 9, 2022) – A cyclist identified as Deaveon Davis has tragically died in a car crash along Linden Avenue.
Monroe County police officials said the crash happened around 7 a.m. Saturday. Deaveon Davis was riding his bicycle when he was struck by a vehicle.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the accident to help the victim. Despite lifesaving measures, Deaveon Davis died due to the severity of his injuries.
A full investigation into the crash is still ongoing.
Liability in car accidents in Brighton
Cyclists are particularly vulnerable in car accidents. They lack the protection of cars and are more likely to be overlooked. According to Insurance Institute for Road Safety (IIHS), “A total of 843 cyclists were killed in collisions with motor vehicles in 2019. This represents a decrease of 3% from the 868 cyclist deaths that occurred in 2018. Although cyclist deaths decreased from 16% since 1975, they have increased by 36%. percent since hitting their lowest point in 2010.” Several factors can potentially contribute to a bicycle accident.
- Distracted driving
- Driver distraction
- Severe weather
All drivers have a legal obligation to take action to avoid collisions. In accordance with New York Vehicle and Traffic Act § 1146(a), all drivers should exercise caution to avoid pedestrians, cyclists and pets on the roadway. Drivers must give cyclists at least three feet to avoid collisions. There are a number of steps to take after a bicycle accident.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- Medical records should be kept.
- Eyewitnesses must be interviewed.
- A thorough and independent investigation must be carried out.
The family of any victim who died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil action can help cover lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can review all the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigate a car crash in Brighton
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, PC send our deepest condolences to the family of Deaveon Davis. Anyone who may have more information about what happened should contact the police. There must be a thorough investigation for the sake of all who have lost so much.
Do you need more information about a car accident in Brighton? Our team of consumer safety advocates are here to answer all your questions. We care deeply that accident victims know their rights and that those rights are protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident, we’re here for you. You can reach us at any time at 800-529-9997.