Out-Of-Control Driver Involved In Glen Oaks, Queens Fatal Crash Along 260th Street
QUEENS, NEW YORK (October 2, 2023) – A man was killed and several people were injured in a Glen Oaks, Queens car accident by 260th Street and 73rd Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 4:00 p.m. on Monday. An out-of-control driver struck a grandfather, his wife and his young grandchild.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help all of the victims. Sadly, the grandfather died due to his injuries.
His wife and grandchild were both taken to the hospital with serious leg injuries. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For New York City Pedestrian Accidents
Speed remains one of the most common causes of pedestrian collisions. According to the NHTSA, “In 2020 there were an estimated 308,013 people injured (13% of total people injured) in speeding-related crashes. The number of speeding-related fatalities in 2020 increased by 17 percent from 2019, from 9,592 to 11,258.” Several steps should be taken after any car accident.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Surveillance footage of the collision should be sought.
- An experienced pedestrian accident attorney should be contacted.
The vast majority of pedestrian collisions are preventable and involve some amount of driver error. For example, a driver may have been traveling too fast for the prevailing conditions. It can be hard to know where to begin after any car accident. But it is important that accident victims are aware of their rights. The family of any person that died in a collision may be able to seek some measure of justice through a wrongful death claim.
Investigating Glen Oaks Car Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man that died in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. This was a preventable tragedy that should not have taken place.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Glen Oaks pedestrian accident? There are many laws designed to help you. Our team of pedestrian safety advocates may be able to answer any questions that you may have. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of assistance after any accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.