13 Jul 2023

By NY Local Accidents

In Accident News

Queens, NY (July 13, 2023) – Injuries stemmed from a pedestrian accident that took place at an intersection in Queens on the afternoon of Thursday, July 13.

According to Queens officials, the accident happened at 3:43 p.m. at the intersection of 131st Street and Jamaica Avenue. Police did not say if the pedestrian was crossing the street or near the road but they were suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle in the area of the intersection. It is believed that the driver of the vehicle stayed on scene after the collision.

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders in Queens were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. EMS crews were seen assisting the injured pedestrian at the scene. They were then taken to a local hospital for treatment, though their condition is not yet known. Nobody else was hurt in the accident.

The roadway was blocked at the intersection for an extended period of time following the collision. This led to delays until police cleared the scene.

No further details have been released but the investigation into the collision remains ongoing.

We want to take a moment to offer our warmest sympathies to the pedestrian who was injured in this accident with hopes of a full recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents in New York 

Compared to other states in the U.S., New York sees a large number of pedestrian accidents every single year. Pedestrian accidents can always be prevented but drivers sometimes fail to take precautions and yield the right-of-way to these vulnerable parties. In just one year’s time, an average of 300 people are killed and 15,000 sustain injuries in pedestrian accidents throughout the state of New York. Being hurt in a pedestrian accident can signal a long road to recovery and bills that you are not prepared for. This is why it is imperative that you know your legal options after a pedestrian accident.

Devastating injuries tend to result from pedestrian accidents in comparison to many other accidents on our roads. Some of these injuries include the following:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal organ trauma
  • Paralysis
  • Burns

These injuries are sometimes so severe that victims will spend weeks or even months recovering in the hospital. On top of this, you could miss out on time at work and your favorite activities that you enjoyed before the accident. This can affect your life in many ways that you never expected. After a life-altering accident, it is crucial that you seek the immediate assistance of a Queens pedestrian accident attorney.

It can be difficult to return to normal life after a pedestrian accident. Because of this, our knowledgeable attorneys at The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C. are here to help you get back on your feet. We will evaluate your claim, help you identify liable parties, and meet deadlines that are required of you during these complicated times. Our attorneys have the resources to help you work toward financial damages that can assist you in your time of need. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Queens at (718) 606-4099 to find out what options are available for 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.