Elderly Man Killed In Ridgewood, Queens Car Accident By The Intersection of Myrtle Avenue near Hancock Street
QUEENS, NEW YORK (August 17, 2022) – A man was killed in a Ridgewood, Queens pedestrian accident near the intersection of Myrtle Avenue near Hancock Street.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 7:40 p.m. on Sunday. A 74-year-old man was crossing the street when he was hit by a black BMW.
That driver kept going after the collision. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.
Sadly, he died after the collision. Police are still searching for the driver that fled the scene. Neighbors have since called the intersection where the crash took place ‘dangerous.’
Liability In Queens Car Accidents
Far too many pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the CDC, “One in six people who died in crashes in 2020 were pedestrians. There were also an estimated 104,000 emergency department visits of pedestrians treated for non-fatal crash-related injuries in 2020.” There are a number of steps that should be taken after any hit-and-run collision.
- Fragments of the fleeing vehicle should be examined.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- A thorough, independent investigation should be conducted.
Drivers that flee the scene of collisions could face criminal as well as civil liability. It is illegal to flee the scene of any accident that results in bodily injury or death. The family of any person that is killed in a hit-and-run collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim.
Investigating A Queens Car Accident
Do you need more information about a Queens car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. 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.