6 Jun 2023

By NY Local Accidents

In Accident News

Queens, NY (June 6, 2023) – At 5:42 p.m. on the evening of Monday, June 5, a child was injured in a pedestrian accident that took place in Queens.

According to Queens Police, the accident happened at 62nd Avenue around the area of Long Island Expressway. Police confirmed that a child was walking in the area when they were suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle. The driver of the vehicle allegedly remained on the scene after the accident.

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local Queens responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The child, identified as a 9-year-old, sustained an elbow injury and was hospitalized. Their current condition is not yet known.

The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.

No further details have been released. The investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.

We offer our warmest thoughts and sympathies to the child injured in this accident with hopes of a speedy recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents in New York 

Pedestrians are some of the most susceptible parties when it comes to accidents with vehicles. Because children are not always aware of the dangers of the road around them, these accidents sometimes involve younger individuals. Because of the force of impact between a vehicle and a pedestrian, serious injuries and fatalities are sure to result in many cases. Every year, an average of 300 individuals are killed, and 15,000 more are injured in pedestrian accidents throughout the state of New York. If you or somebody you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident, it is imperative that you speak with a legal advocate as soon as possible.

Drivers are expected to closely watch the roads around them for pedestrians. However, this does not always occur, and sometimes pedestrian accidents happen within seconds, affecting vulnerable parties. When a driver causes your pedestrian accident, you have every right to hold them financially liable for your losses. However, you must be able to prove that the following aspects were present with the help of your attorney:

  • The driver owed you a duty of care
  • The driver breached the duty of care
  • The accident resulted from a breach of duty of care
  • Injuries and damages stemmed from your accident

Speaking with a Queens pedestrian accident attorney is one of the best ways to get back on your feet after an accident, which is why you should act quickly to retain your rights.

Our skilled and knowledgeable attorneys at The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C. are here to help you move forward after a life-altering pedestrian accident. You have many rights and protections under New York law as a pedestrian. Our attorneys are here to assist you as you work toward the compensation that you need to pay for a wide array of damages. You should never have to face the aftermath of a pedestrian accident on your own. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Queens at (718) 606-4099 to find out what options you have as you move forward with a claim.

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.