5 Jun 2023

By NY Local Accidents

In Accident News

Queens, NY (June 5, 2023) – A man was killed in a fatal drunk driving accident that took place at an intersection in Queens on the morning of Monday, June 5.

According to Queens Police, the accident happened around 4:30 a.m. at the intersection of 111th Avenue and 117th Street. Police confirmed that a 22-year-old driver was traveling in the area when he failed to stop at the intersection. He drove on through and crashed into a vehicle with two men inside, causing extensive damages.

Several local responders, including Queens paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. A 64-year-old man in the second vehicle was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. The 71-year-old inside that same vehicle was rushed to Jamaica Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The driver of the first vehicle was not seriously injured. Police took him into custody on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

The roadway was blocked at the intersection for an extended period of time.

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

We want to offer our warmest thoughts and condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this accident. We also hope that the injured victim receives a speedy recovery.

Fatal DUI Accidents in New York 

When a driver makes the decision to get behind the wheel of a car intoxicated, they are risking the lives of everybody on our roadways. Between the years 2009 to 2018, it was reported that 3,233 people were killed in fatal drunk driving accidents in the state of New York. These accidents have been happening more commonly than before, despite many state’s efforts to keep drunk and drugged drivers off our roads. If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal drunk driving accident, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney that you can trust.

The loss of a loved one in a fatal drunk driving accident can affect your life in many ways. As you are coming to terms with the grief from your loved one’s accident, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the many bills that pile up against you. There are many parties who can successfully bring a wrongful death claim. These include some of the following:

  • A parent of the deceased
  • A child of the deceased
  • A spouse of the deceased

Speaking with a Queens wrongful death attorney can help you during one of the most challenging times in your life.

The aftermath of a drunk driving accident can be a difficult thing to face. This is why our attorneys at The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C. are here to assist you in your time of need. Our attorneys believe in assisting you as you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages. You have many options under New York accident law. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Queens at (718) 606-4099 to find out what we can do 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.