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Motorcyclist Killed In Maspeth, Queens Semi-Truck Accident

Ozone Park Motorcyclist Died After Collision With Tractor Trailer Along The Long Island Expressway In Maspeth, Queens

Motorcyclist Killed In Maspeth, Queens Semi-Truck Accident

QUEENS, NEW YORK (June 5, 2024) – A motorcyclist has tragically died in a Maspeth, Queens semi-truck accident on the Long Island Expressway.

New York City officials are saying that the collision took place around 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. A motorcyclist was involved in a collision with a semi-truck under uncertain conditions.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. The motorcyclist sustained severe trauma to his torso and right thigh.

He was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital, but later died due to his injuries. Police are saying that the driver of the semi-truck may have disobeyed pavement markings and traveled to the right of them prior to the crash.

A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Queens Semi-Truck Accidents

Semi-trucks account for a relatively low number of vehicles on the roadway. But they are involved in a disproportionate number of fatal collisions. According to the National Safety Council, “In 2022, 5,837 large trucks were involved in a fatal crash, an 1.8% increase from 2021 and a 49% increase in the last 10 years. The involvement rate per 100 million large-truck miles traveled is up 3% from 2021 and up 24% in the last 10 years.” There are several factors that can make semi-trucks particularly dangerous.

  • Semi-trucks have large blind spots that can obscure the presence of smaller vehicles.
  • Semi-trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 lbs and can take long distances to come to a complete stop.
  • Semi-trucks have a large turning radius and are more likely to be involved in side-impact collisions.

All truck drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Truck drivers should only change lanes if it is safe to do so. If a truck driver leaves their lane of traffic and collides with another vehicle, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of truck accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Organ damage
  • Internal injuries

Semi-truck accidents tend to be very complex. The factors that may contribute to any collision can take place hours, days, or weeks beforehand. Sadly, though, truck companies will often do everything in their power to deny responsibility for a collision involving their drivers. This is why it is so important that the evidence left behind after any collision is properly documented.

Investigating Queens Semi-Truck Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the Maspeth, Queens semi-truck accidents. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the NYPD. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent similar tragedies.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Maspeth, Queens semi-truck accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys is 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. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.


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Jeff S. Korek

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Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.