Police Searching For Driver Involved In Astoria, Queens Hit-And-Run Collision By Astoria Boulevard and Steinway Street
QUEENS, NEW YORK (October 20, 2023) – A pedestrian has tragically died in an Astoria, Queens hit-and-run collision by Astoria Boulevard and Steinway Street.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 4:00 a.m. on Monday. A pedestrian was walking when they were hit by a car.
That driver fled the scene and is currently being sought by police. The pedestrian was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where they were later pronounced dead.
A full investigation into the Astoria collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Queens Hit-And-Run Collisions
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in hit-and-run collisions. According to the AAA Foundation, “There were an estimated 737,100 hit-and-run crashes in 2015 (NHTSA, 2016). This translates to a hit-and-run crash happening somewhere in the U.S. every 43 seconds. The 2,049 fatalities that resulted from hit-and-run crashes in 2016 were the highest number ever recorded (NHTSA, 2017).” There are a number of factors that could lead to a hit-and-run collision.
- Drunk driving
- Inclement weather
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
It is illegal to flee the scene of any collision that results in bodily injury or death. Drivers that flee the scene of injury collisions could face criminal sanctions and civil liability for their actions. The family of any person that died in a car accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a wrongful death claim. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating New York City Pedestrian Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of person killed in this Astoria collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. The driver responsible for this crash should do the right thing and come forward.
Do you need more information about an Astoria 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 are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any form of assistance we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.