60-Year-Old Man Critically Injured In Jamaica, Queens Cement Truck Accident By Highland Avenue and Parsons Boulevard
JAMAICA, QUEENS (November 19, 2023) – A pedestrian was critically injured in a Jamaica, Queens cement truck accident by the intersection of Highland Avenue and Parsons Boulevard.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 11:45 a.m. on Friday. An unidentified man was crossing the street when he was hit by a cement truck.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. He was taken to a local hospital in order to receive car.
The driver of the cement truck remained at the scene and cooperated with police. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Jamaica Cement Truck Accidents
Commercial trucks are much larger than passenger vehicles and pose a number of unique hazards. According to the IIHS, “A total of 4,714 people died in large truck crashes in 2021, a 17 percent increase compared with 2020. Sixteen percent of these deaths were truck occupants, 68 percent were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles, and 15 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists.” There are a number of steps that truck drivers should take in order to avoid collisions.
- Truck drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
- Truck drivers should ensure that their vehicles are well maintained.
- Truck drivers should slow down in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic.
Truck drivers must get a commercial license and are held to a high standard in terms of safety. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists and domestic animals in the roadway. If a driver fails to slow down in order to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of pedestrian accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
If a truck driver was working at the time of a collision, their employer could be held at fault. Generally speaking, companies are liable for the wrongful actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. Any person that is injured due to the negligent actions of a truck driver may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating New York Car Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the man injured in this Jamaica cement truck accident. It is our sincere hope that he is able to make a full recovery. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Jamaica truck accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you 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.