Attorney Sam Bernstein's Son Suffers Serious Injuries After Bike Hits Him in NYC
Attorney Richard Bernstein, a disabled rights activist who is blind and the son of the well-known lawyer Sam Bernstein, suffered serious injuries after being hit by a bicyclist on a pedestrian pathway in New York's Central Park on Monday afternoon, WWJ reports.
The stations reported that he suffered a broke hip, pelvis and other injuries to his face and body.
On his Facebook page, which was filled with many condolences, he wrote:
Thank you everyone for the kind words, thoughts, prayers, and well-wishes. I cannot begin to express how much it means to me. Unfortunately, as many may have heard, I was struck from behind yesterday morning by a bicyclist while out walking in Central Park. According to police, the bicyclist was traveling at approximately 35mph and even though I was walking in the pedestrian pathway and wearing bright colors I was still injured. Although I'm concerned about my fractured pelvis, hip, and the additional injuries sustained to my face and body, I'm even more concerned about the future of pedestrian safety. I've had the pleasure to work on cases regarding roundabout safety and the repercussions of the "Open and Obvious" doctrine, but it is apparent that the fight is not over and continual attention needs to be directed toward this issue.