Queens, NY (June 13, 2021) – At 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, June 13, a man was killed in a fatal crash on a roadway in Queens.
According to authorities, the accident happened at the intersection of Fresh Pond Road and Eliot Avenue. Police confirmed that 47-year-old Mohammed Hossain was driving a Toyota RAV4 in the area when his vehicle collided with a Ford Explorer.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene. Hossain, who works as a Lyft driver in the area, was taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries but was pronounced dead while there.
The 22-year-old driver of the Ford Explorer, Erik Chimborazo, was taken into police custody. He has since been charged with various crimes such as vehicular manslaughter, operating a vehicle without a license, DUI, and more.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Accidents in New York
Hundreds of lives are taken every year as a result of drunk driving in the state of New York. In fact, between 2003 and 2012, approximately 3,752 people were killed in fatal accidents throughout the state. These accidents can be prevented on our roads but, unfortunately, individuals continue to drink and get behind the wheel of a car throughout New York each year. Losing a loved one is never easy for a family to face but this is the unfortunate reality that many families face each year. If you have suffered the immense loss of a loved one in a fatal crash, you should always be prepared to seek the help of an attorney.
It is never easy to face the loss of somebody closest to you in a New York car accident. As you grieve the sudden loss of a loved one taken too soon by a drunk driving accident, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. Suffering from these losses can leave you feeling both helpless and alone during these challenging times in your life. If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you have options. It is crucial that you speak with a wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind after an accident.
Our New York accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano have assisted those who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents over the years. We believe that you have every right to hold a party responsible for the harm that they have caused you in the midst of a fatal crash. Our attorneys will assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of aspects such as medical expenses, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and so much more. We are here to help you every step of the way when it comes to your claim. Please contact a New York wrongful death attorney at 516-484-4010 for more information on how we can help you in your time of need.
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