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Cyclist Killed In Queens Hit-And-Run Car Accident

New York City Police Officials Investigating Fatal Queens Hit-And-Run Collision By The Intersection of 54th Avenue and Maurice Avenue

Cyclist Killed In Queens Hit-And-Run Car Accident

QUEENS, NEW YORK (March 27, 2024) – A cyclist has tragically died in a Queens hit-and-run car accident at the intersection of 54th Avenue and Maurice Avenue.

New York City police are saying that the collision took place on Friday. A semi-truck was making a left turn when it hit a cyclist and kept on going.

Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the cyclist. But they later die due to their injuries.

Police are asking the public for help to find the truck driver involved.

Liability For Queens Hit-And-Run Car Accidents

Thousands of people are injured or killed in hit-and-run collisions every year. According to the AAA Foundation, “In 2016, there were 1,980 fatal hit-and-run crashes resulting in 2,049 fatalities. This is the highest annual number of hit-and-run fatalities or crashes recorded since NHTSA began compiling statistics on fatal motor vehicle crashes in 1975.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a car accident.

  • Drunk driving
  • Poor road conditions
  • Inclement weather
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding

Most pedestrian accidents are avoidable and involve some amount of driver error. Truck drivers must get a commercial license and are held to a high standard in terms of safety. Unfortunately, truck drivers are often pushed to complete their routes on unrealistic delivery timelines. The family of any person who is killed in a truck accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a wrongful death claim.

Investigating New York City Hit-And-Run Truck Accidents

Do you need more information about a Queens hit-and-run collision? Our team of pedestrian accident attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. We are committed to helping accident victims understand their rights and holding negligent drivers accountable for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we may be able to assist you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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