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Pedestrian Killed In Queens Car Accident By Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Exit Ramp at Broadway

Pedestrian Died In Queens Collision By The Intersection of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Exit Ramp at Broadway

Pedestrian Killed In Queens Car Accident By Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Exit Ramp at Broadway

QUEENS, NEW YORK (January 12, 2022) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a car accident near the intersection of Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Exit Ramp at Broadway.

New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 9:20 p.m. on Thursday. A male pedestrian was in a marked crosswalk when he was hit by a car.

That driver fled the scene and is currently being sought by police. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.

Sadly, he died due to the severity of his injuries. A full investigation into the Queens Expressway crash remains ongoing at this time.

Liability In Queens Pedestrian Accidents

Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured in car accidents every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “More than 7,000 pedestrians were killed on our nation’s roads in crashes involving a motor vehicle in 2020. That’s about one death every 75 minutes.1 One in six people who died in crashes in 2020 were pedestrians.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a pedestrian collision.

  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. 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 flees the scene of a collision that causes bodily injury or death, they could be held at fault through a criminal claim. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any hit-and-run collision.

  • Photos of the accident site should be taken.
  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Fragments of the fleeing vehicle should be sought.

The family of any victim that died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral costs. Sadly, though, drivers will often fight hard to deny liability for any collision. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Queens Pedestrian Accident

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. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened for the sake of all who have lost so much.

Do you need more information about a Queens pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to helping accident victims get the resources and information that they are entitled to under the law. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at  (516) 908-9792.

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