A yet to be identified 18-year-old young man was killed in a New York City Amazon delivery truck accident. The teenager was riding an electric Citi Bike. It appears he was in an appropriate lane traffic and made a legally permissible left turn from First Avenue onto 17th Street in the Grammercy neighborhood on Friday afternoon. As he was making what appear to have been a lawful turn, an Amazon delivery truck struck and killed the cyclist.
Investigation Commenced into Latest New York Amazon Delivery Truck Accident
No official statements have been made placing fault for this particular Amazon delivery truck accident on the driver of that vehicle as of this time. As has been stated a moment ago, it appears that the electric Citi Bike rider was lawfully operating his bike and was making a permissible turn. The name of the 18-year-old Citi Bike rider has not been released pending notification of kin.
New York City Cyclist Fatalities Markedly Higher in 2023
The New York Police Department announced that cyclist fatalities in the Big Apple are up an alarming 260 percent in the first five months of 2023. The cyclist death involving the Amazon delivery truck was the 18th Citi Bike fatality so far this year, also deemed to be a shocking statistic.
2023 Statistics About Amazon Delivery Truck Accidents
Amazon is a global e-commerce giant that delivers millions of packages every day. The company has invested heavily in its logistics and delivery network to ensure that packages are delivered efficiently and on time. However, with the increasing number of delivery trucks on the roads, accidents are bound to happen and appear to be occurring at an increasing rate. There are a number of key statistics to consider in regard to 2023 Amazon delivery truck accidents:
There have been about 1,200 accidents involving Amazon delivery trucks so far in 2023, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This represents an increase of 50 percent from the previous year.
Amazon delivery truck accidents resulted in 20 fatalities so far in 2023. This is a 33% increase from the previous year.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 50 percent of Amazon delivery truck accidents occurred in urban areas. This is understandable, due to the high volume of traffic and congestion in these areas.
According to a study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Amazon delivery truck drivers were at fault in 60 percent of accidents. This is a worrying trend that needs to be addressed by the company, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Due to the high number of accidents involving its delivery trucks, Amazon has paid over $20 million in settlements to victims and their families in 2023.
In order to address the issue of driver fault in accidents, Amazon says it is investing in driver safety training programs. The company has also stated that it has implemented strict safety protocols for its delivery drivers.
Amazon is testing autonomous delivery vehicles allegedly as a means to reduce the number of accidents involving its delivery trucks, Amazon is testing autonomous delivery vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with sensors and cameras that enable them to navigate roads safely.
Amazon also has stated that it is partnering with local authorities to improve road safety.
The company is working with cities and towns to identify high-risk areas and implement measures to reduce accidents.
Finally, Amazon has issued statements indicating that the company is exploring alternative delivery methods such as drones and bicycle couriers. These methods can help reduce the number of delivery trucks on the roads, thereby reducing the risk of accidents.
Legal Rights After an Amazon Delivery Truck Accident
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