Queens, NY – Child Injured in Pedestrian Crash Involving Bus at 21st St & 39th Ave
Queens, NY (May 17, 2023) – Around 3:39 p.m. on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 17, a child was injured in a pedestrian accident involving a bus in Queens.
According to Queens officials, the accident happened at the intersection of 21st Street and 39th Avenue in the afternoon hours. Police confirmed that a child was walking in the area when, for reasons that are not fully known, they were struck by an MTA bus headed through the intersection. The bus remained at the scene after the accident, as the child was trapped underneath the vehicle.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other Queens responders were dispatched to the scene to help those with injuries after the accident. Fire crews were able to extricate the child from under the bus. The child was then transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Nobody on the bus was hurt due to the collision.
The intersection was blocked in several lanes as police worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released at this time. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We want to take this time to offer our warmest sympathies to the family of the child who was seriously injured in this accident. We hope that they will receive a full recovery from their injuries.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
Drivers of passenger vehicles are supposed to pay close attention to the roads around them so that pedestrian accidents can be prevented. It is especially important, as a driver, to watch out for child pedestrians, who are most vulnerable and most likely to run into traffic on any occasion. Many pedestrian accidents affect children and adults in New York every year, which can involve any type of vehicle. In just one recent year’s time in New York, in fact, it is estimated that 300 pedestrians lost their lives, and over 15,000 were seriously injured. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Being injured in a pedestrian accident can have a huge and lasting impact on your life in many ways. Especially for children, catastrophic injuries sometimes result. These include some of the following:
- Serious head and neck trauma
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Organ damage
- Loss of limbs
It can take a long time to fully recover from these injuries. On top of this, you may have a variety of bills that pile up against you during these difficult times. Speaking with a Queens pedestrian accident lawyer can help you get back on your feet.
At The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C., we will stand by your side after you have been seriously injured in a New York pedestrian accident. After suffering serious injuries, you need to remain focused on your physical recovery, which is why you should never try to handle a case on your own. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve at this time. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Queens at (718) 606-4099 to find out how we can help you.
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.