Richard Bernstein injured in NYC

Southfield public interest lawyer Richard Bernstein suffered a broken hip when he was hit by a bicyclist in New York City’s Central Park. [Crain’s Detroit Business

Bernstein, a personal injury lawyer with Sam Bernstein Law Firm PLLC, is being treated at Mt. Sinai Hispital in New York for a broken hip and other injuries.

Police told Bernstein the biker who hit him was traveling about 35 mph, Bernstein said by phone on Tuesday. Bernstein said he was on the pedestrian pathway, and was wearing bright colors.

“I’m not going to sue – it doesn’t help me at all,” he said. “But it was a ridiculous and unnecessary accident, and I hope city council members in Michigan and around the country will look at this and pass ordinances to start implementing bicycle safety issues.”

Bernstein told Crain’s that he also suffered facial and dental injuries that will require surgery.


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