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One Person Killed In College Point, Queens Hit-And-Run Car Accident

New York City Police Searching For Driver Involved In College Point, Queens Hit-And-Run Collision on the Whitestone Expressway

One Person Killed In College Point, Queens Hit-And-Run Car Accident

QUEENS, NEW YORK (February 18, 2023) – One person has tragically died in a College Point, Queens hit-and-run collision along the Whitestone Expressway.

New York City officials are saying that the collision took place around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday. A white Mercedes SUV was involved in a collision with a silver Scion.

The driver of the Scion was ejected from the vehicle. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Sadly, that driver died due to their injuries.

Police are still trying to find the driver of the white Mercedes SUV who fled the scene. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Queens Hit-And-Run Car Accidents

Hit-and-run collisions remain alarmingly common in the United States. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, “In 2016, there were 1,980 fatal hit-and-run crashes resulting in 2,049 fatalities. This is the highest annual number of hit-and-run fatalities or crashes recorded since NHTSA began compiling statistics on fatal motor vehicle crashes in 1975.” It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any hit-and-run collision.

  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • Pieces of the fleeing vehicle should be collected.

When a driver flees the scene of a collision, they could face both criminal and civil liability for their actions. It is important that accident victims understand that they do have rights. The family of any person that died in a hit-and-run collision may have legal recourse through a civil claim.

Investigating College Point Hit-And-Run Collisions

Do you need more information about a College Point hit-and-run collision? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they deserve. 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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