New York City Police Searching For Two Drivers Involved In Fatal Queens Village Hit-And-Run Car Accident
QUEENS VILLAGE, NEW YORK (December 11, 2023) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a Queens Village hit-and-run car accident involving two vehicles on Hempstead Avenue near 224th Street.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. A driver struck the victim and fled the scene.
As the victim lay in the roadway, he was hit by another vehicle. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim.
Sadly, they later die due to the severity of their injuries.
Liability For Queens Village Car Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in hit-and-run accidents. According to the AAA Foundation, “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.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a hit-and-run collision.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. If a driver flees the scene of an injury collision, they could face criminal and civil liability. The family of any person that died in a hit-and-run collision may have legal recourse through a civil claim. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any collision. Evidence is what will show who was at fault.
Investigating New York Car Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the pedestrian killed in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. The drivers responsible for this crash should do the right thing and turn themselves in.
Do you need more information about a Queens Village pedestrian accident? 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.