Pedestrian Crossing Hempstead Avenue Near 223rd Street In Queens Died In Hit-And-Run Car Accident
QUEENS, NEW YORK (December 22, 2023) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a Queens hit-and-run collision by Hempstead Avenue and 223rd Street.
New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 1:25 p.m. on Sunday. A pedestrian was crossing the street when they were hit by a light colored sedan.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Sadly, they could not be revived and later died due to their injuries.
Hempstead Avenue is a very dangerous stretch of roadway with a history of collisions. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Queens Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year across New York. According to the NY Department of Health, “Approximately 300 pedestrians are killed and 15,000 are injured by motor vehicles each year on the state’s roadways, and more than 3,000 pedestrians are admitted to the hospital annually.” There are a number of steps that drivers should take in order to prevent collisions.
- Drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
- Drivers should slow down in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic.
- Drivers should use their traffic signals to let pedestrians know of their intentions.
All drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. If a driver fails to slow down and hits a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any person that died in a a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a civil 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 Pedestrian Accidents
Do you need more information about a Queens pedestrian accident? 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. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.