Mercedes Hit Crossing Guard While She Was Protecting Children By The Intersection of Eliot Avenue and 71st Street
QUEENS, NEW YORK (September 29, 2023) – A crossing guard was injured in a car accident in Queens by the intersection of Eliot Avenue and 71st Street.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday. A crossing guard was escorting children from Our Lady of Hope Academy.
The driver of a Mercedes crashed into the crossing guard and knocked her to the ground. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim.
She was taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
Liability For Queens Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of people are injured in pedestrian collisions every year in New York. According to slive.com, “On Friday, the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that there were 255 total traffic fatalities on New York City streets in 2022, a 6.6% decrease from the 273 recorded in 2021, but still 23.8% higher than the 206 recorded in 2018, the lowest number since the implementation of Vision Zero in 2014.” There are many factors that could contribute to any pedestrian collision.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
It can be hard to know what to do after any car accident. Victims of car accidents may have to take weeks or months off of work. Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating New York City Pedestrian Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the crossing guard injured in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. It is our hope that steps are taken to prevent other collisions like this.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Queens pedestrian accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.