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Fatal Scooter Crash Kills Teen Girl in the Bronx


Major cities are witnessing an unprecedented surge in the use of scooters, e-bikes, and similar vehicles. Some are abandoning traditional car ownership due to prohibitive costs, while others prefer scooters due to their sustainability. Whatever the case may be, accidents involving these vehicles are becoming quite common in New York – and the latest incident has claimed the life of a teen girl. What can you do if a scooter crash in the Bronx harms you or someone you love?

16-Year-Old Girl Dies After Fatal Bronx Scooter Accident 

In May of 2024, ABC News reported that a 16-year-old girl had lost her life in a scooter accident. The incident occurred in the Bronx and also left a 19-year-old with critical injuries. Authorities say that the pair were riding on a single scooter in University Heights when their vehicle collided with an SUV. With little protection from the elements, the riders were ejected after the impact.

Although the SUV driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police, they did not face any criminal charges. Police are proceeding with an official investigation, but reports seem to indicate that the SUV driver was not at fault. The accident may have been caused by the recklessness of the 19-year-old scooter driver, although this is pure speculation.

If the accident was caused by the reckless conduct of the 19-year-old driver, the family of the 16-year-old girl could theoretically file a wrongful death claim. The driver of a scooter is legally responsible for the safety of their passengers.

Critical Injuries Reported After Moped Driver Crashes into Woman 

Days earlier, another scooter crash was reported in the Bronx. Authorities say a moped driver was heading down the Grand Concourse when he struck a woman attempting to cross the street. Somehow, the man driving the scooter suffered more serious injuries than the woman. While the woman suffered unspecified injuries, her condition was reportedly “stable.” On the other hand, the moped driver reportedly suffered “critical” injuries.

Eyewitnesses implied that reckless driving was to blame. One described scooter riders as “having no sense,” while others accused them of habitually speeding. This incident highlights the threat scooter riders pose to pedestrians – and themselves.

 Key Takeaways 

  • Scooter crashes have increased dramatically over the past four years
  • Parents of deceased or injured children can file wrongful death lawsuits in New York
  • Pedestrians also face threats from reckless scooter drivers

Contact Cohan Law, PLLC Today 

A scooter crash in the Bronx can change your life forever, and it can easily lead to fatal injuries. Whether you’re recovering from a scooter crash or you’re mourning the death of a loved one, legal action may be possible. Book your consultation today with the New York personal injury lawyers at Cohan Law, PLLC to discuss your options in more detail. You may be eligible to seek compensation for medical expenses, missed wages, and other damages.




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