Queens, NY – Auto Wreck on Long Island Expy Ends in Injuries
Queens, NY (November 21, 2023) – Multiple people were injured as a result of a major crash that occurred on Sunday morning in Queens. The crash occurred at around 4:30 a.m. on November 19.
According to reports from local law enforcement, a collision between vehicles occurred on the westbound side of Long Island Expressway during the morning hours. The incident blocked several lanes near Exit 17. Emergency crews closed off the roadway while assisting.
A total of six people were injured in the crash. The victims were treated at the scene. Five of the injured victims were transported to Elmhurst Hospital for emergency care. Authorities confirmed that two of the victims were in critical condition. One victim refused further care. At this time, the crash is being investigated.
We hope those harmed in this accident recover quickly.
Car Accidents in New York
Automobile accidents across New York leave tens of thousands of people injured every year. Unfortunately, it is common to see victims left with traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and internal injuries as a result of their accidents. In many cases, these crashes are caused by drivers who are reckless and negligent while operating their vehicles. Leading factors include:
- Running Red Lights: Running a red light at an intersection or passing a stop sign can increase the risk of a person crashing into another vehicle and causing severe harm.
- Tailgating: When drivers follow too close to the vehicles ahead of them, they are likely to crash if they are unable to stop in time to avoid a collision. Unfortunately, rear-end accidents can lead to multiple collisions with devastating injuries.
- Speeding: Traveling above the posted speed limit increases the risk of a driver losing control of their vehicle and crashing into others. When it is raining, or there are other inclement weather conditions, the chances of a driver losing control of their vehicle are dramatically increased.
These and other negligent and reckless actions continue to be the cause of thousands of injuries across our state every year. If you have been harmed as a result of another driver’s careless actions, a Queens car accident lawyer can help you pursue a claim for compensation against the responsible party. A personal injury lawsuit can provide you with the money you need during this challenging time.
At The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C., we understand the challenges and burdens that come with being injured in an accident. Our season personal injury attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients and helping them receive the compensation they need to recover from their injuries. With our knowledge, skills, and determination, we have successfully helped numerous victims get back on their feet after an accident. If you or a loved one has been hurt due to someone else’s negligence, do not hesitate to reach out for a free consultation with our dedicated legal team at 718-606-4099. Let us fight for your rights while you focus on your recovery.
Notes: When writing these accident news pieces, our writers rely on secondary sources. These sources are comprised of police and fire accident reports, news reports, and newspaper articles, as well as first-person testimonies from accident witnesses. Because of this, our team at The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C. has not independently validated the information regarding this accident. Please get in touch with our company to have any inaccurate information corrected right away. Please let us know if you want the post to be taken down from our website, and we will do our best to comply.
Disclaimers: In order to prevent being engaged in a tragic accident, we wish to encourage the people in our neighborhood to drive slowly and with caution. This news article is not meant to be a solicitation for business. Any information offered shouldn’t be regarded as professional medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post wasn’t taken at the location of the collision.