Queens, NY (October 20, 2020) – Around 6 p.m. on Saturday evening, October 17, a serious pedestrian accident took place in Queens.
According to the New York Fire Department and local authorities, the accident occurred on 204th Street near the area of Hollis Avenue when a pedestrian walking across the street was struck by a passenger vehicle.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital with a wide array of serious injuries. Their condition is not yet known.
The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time. It is believed that the driver who struck the pedestrian remained at the scene.
The investigation into the circumstances of the crash continues at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most horrific accidents on our roads due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm against motor vehicles. Hundreds of pedestrians are struck by the drivers of these vehicles in New York each year, losing their lives or being hospitalized with serious injuries. Between the years 2012 and 2014, it was estimated that approximately 312 people lost their lives every year in the state of New York. If you have suffered a variety of damages due to a pedestrian accident, you may wonder where you can turn.
Pedestrians are considered to have the right-of-way on our roads, which means that drivers are always expected to pay close attention to what is happening around them. The unfortunate truth is that many preventable pedestrian accidents continue to happen every year in New York at intersections, on highways, and in many other areas where vehicles tend to dominate the roads. If you have suffered losses as a result of a New York pedestrian accident, you must be able to show that another party is responsible for your accident. Motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians are all too prevalent in New York, which is why you should have a skilled accident attorney on your side.
At Miller, Montiel & Strano, PC, our attorneys are dedicated to handling every aspect of your claim for you. Pedestrian accidents are typically devastating and harmful in nature, which is why you should always have a compassionate and resourceful attorney by your side who has handled claims like yours in the past. With the knowledge about pedestrian accidents that is necessary for these types of claims, we will stand by your side to help you work toward justice and compensation when it comes to your claim. If you have suffered injuries as a result of a pedestrian accident and you are unsure about where you can turn, please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in New York at 516-945-9033 to find out what options are available for you at this time.
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