Helena Conti Died In Glendale, Queens Collision By The Intersection of Cooper Avenue and 83rd Street
QUEENS, NEW YORK (December 14, 2021) – An elderly woman identified as Helena Conti has tragically died in a hit-and-run collision by the intersection of Cooper Avenue and 83rd Street.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place on Monday. Helena Conti was trying to cross the street when she was hit by a car that fled the scene.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the woman. Sadly, Helena Conti succumbed to the severity of her injuries.
A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Queens Hit-And-Run Car Accidents
Despite numerous campaigns to improve pedestrian safety, far too many pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in New York. small children and the elderly tend to be at the greatest risk of being involved in a pedestrian collision. According to the NY Department of Health, “On average there were 312 deaths each year due to motor vehicle traffic-related pedestrian injuries, killing 1.6 of every 100,000 New Yorkers. The rates were highest for males and New Yorkers 65 and older.” There are many factors that could potentially contribute to pedestrian collisions including:
- Drunk driving
- Inclement weather
- Distracted driving
All drivers in New York have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. Pursuant to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1146(a), “A driver of a motor vehicle who causes physical injury as defined in article ten of the penal law to a pedestrian or bicyclist while failing to exercise due care in violation of subdivision (a) of this section, shall be guilty of a traffic infraction.” Victims of pedestrian collisions tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian collision may be able to seek support through a wrongful death claim. Typically, a victim’s next of kin will be the ones who are able to pursue a wrongful death claim. They may also be able to pursue a survival action if a victim survives for some period after an accident but later succumbs to their injuries. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and get to the bottom of what caused an accident.
Investigating A Queens Pedestrian Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of Helena Conti. Any person that may have more information about this collision should contact the NYPD. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all who have lost so much. It is our sincere hope that city officials will consider additional measures to help make this intersection safer.
Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Queens? Our team of personal injury attorneys can help get you the information and answers that you deserve. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that hit-and-run drivers are located and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.