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Sara Perez Killed In Queens Pickup Truck Accident By Northern Boulevard near 107th Street

Sara Perez Died In Corona, Queens Car Accident By Northern Boulevard near 107th Street

Sara Perez Killed In Queens Pickup Truck Accident By Northern Boulevard near 107th Street

QUEENS, NEW YORK (February 18, 2022) – A woman identified as Sara Perez, 18,  has tragically died in a car accident near the intersection of Northern Boulevard near 107th Street.

New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place on Thursday, February 17. Sara Perez was walking home after getting food for her cats when she was hit by a pickup truck.

The pickup truck continue to accelerate and pinned her against a fence by an auto repair shop. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.

Sadly, Sara Perez died due to the severity of her injuries. The driver of the pickup remained at the scene after police arrived. Some places are reporting that the pickup truck driver may not have had a driver’s license.

Family members described the victim as a loving and caring young woman who wanted to be a veterinarian. An investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability In Queens Pickup Truck Accidents

New York City is home to millions of people many of whom regularly commute as pedestrians. Despite numerous improvements aimed at pedestrian safety, far too many people are still injured. According to one report from the NYC Department of Transportation, “Pedestrians accounted for 52% of traffic fatalities from 2005-2009. Driver inattention was cited in nearly 36% of crashes resulting in pedestrians killed or seriously injured.” There are a number of steps that can be taken to to help prevent pedestrian accidents.

  • Pedestrian crossings can be re-engineered for better safety.
  • Police officers can focus on enforcing traffic violations likely to lead to accidents.
  • City officials can review intersections where the most collisions take place.

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. Pursuant to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1146(a), all drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians in the roadway. If a driver hit a pedestrian after going through a yield sign without stopping, this may be considered prima facie evidence of their failure to yield. Many collisions are also due to drivers that are speeding. Victims of pedestrian accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Organ damage

If the driver of a pickup truck was working at the time of an accident, the company that they were working for could be held at fault. The family of any victim that died may be able to seek some measure of justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Queens Pickup Truck Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of Sara Perez. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all who have lost so much. This should have never happened.

Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Queens? Our team of personal injury attorneys 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. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at  (516) 908-9792.

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