Man Seriously Injured in Woodside, Queens Hit-And-Run Collision By The Intersection of Broadway and 64 Street
QUEENS, NEW YORK (August 20, 2022) – A man was critically injured in a Queens hit-and-run car accident near the intersection of 64th Street and Broadway.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. A 63-year-old man was crossing the street when he was hit by a vehicle.
That driver fled the scene of the collision and is being sought by police. The victim was unconscious in the roadway and taken to NYC Health.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Queens Car Accidents
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in hit-and-run car accidents. According to AAA, “There were an estimated 737,100 hit-and-run crashes in 2015 (NHTSA, 2016). This translates to a hit-and-run crash happening somewhere in the U.S. every 43 seconds. The 2,049 fatalities that resulted from hit-and-run crashes in 2016 were the highest number ever recorded (NHTSA, 2017).” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident.
- Drunk driving
- Inclement weather
- Distracted driving
It is illegal to flee the scene of any collision that results in bodily injury or death. Any person that is injured in a hit-and-run collision may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the expenses that come with a serious injury. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Queens Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Queens car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. You are always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.