Man Killed In Maspeth Collision While Riding A Moped Near The Intersection of Hamilton Place near Borden Avenue
MASPETH, NEW YORK (February 2, 2023) – A moped rider has tragically died in a Maspeth car accident near the intersection of Hamilton Place near Borden Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 11:00 p.m. on Monday. A man was riding a moped when police say that he may have been hit by a car.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. The moped rider was taken to the hospital with critical injuries where they were later pronounced dead.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Maspeth Car Accidents
The number of scooter accidents has continued to rise with the growth of companies like Lime and Bird. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, “There were more than 190,000 emergency room (ED) visits due to all micromobility products from 2017 through 2020. ED visits had a steady 70% increase from 34,000 (2017), 44,000 (2018), 54,800 (2019) to 57,800 (2020).” There are a number of common causes of scooter accidents.
- The stem on the scooter could collapse.
- A driver could fail to see the scooter rider and hit them.
- The accelerator on the scooter may get stuck.
- The scooter rider may hit a pothole.
Depending on the facts of any case, a driver could face liability if they hit a scooter rider. All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. When a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a scooter rider, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any person that is killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim.
Investigating A Queens Car Accident
Do you need more information about a Maspeth car accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and information that they are entitled to under the law. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.