Queens, NY – Moped Accident Leads to Serious Injuries at Astoria Blvd & 94th St
Queens, NY (July 22, 2023) – At 11 a.m. on Saturday morning, July 22, a moped accident with serious injuries took place at an intersection in Queens.
According to Queens officials, the accident happened at the intersection of Astoria Boulevard and 94th Street. Police confirmed that a moped rider was riding on a gas-powered moped in the area and headed west on Astoria. A driver in an eastbound passenger vehicle started to make a left turn at the intersection and struck the moped rider, throwing him off the moped and onto the ground.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The moped rider, identified only as a 32-year-old male, sustained extensive head trauma as a result of the crash. He was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital and remains in critical condition. Nobody else was hurt in the collision.
The roadway was blocked at the intersection for some time after the collision, which led to delays. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues. Police will update with new information as it becomes available.
We want to offer our warmest sympathies to the moped rider injured in this accident. We hope that he receives a speedy recovery.
Moped Accidents in New York
Though moped accidents are not as common as many other accidents on New York roads, they still happen every single year. Unfortunately, these accidents tend to lead to tragic results due to the fact that motorcyclists and moped riders have few protections from harm. In 2021, it was reported that motorcycle and moped fatalities represented approximately 18% of fatalities that took place on New York roads. Being injured in a moped accident can turn your life upside-down. After one of these accidents, speaking with an attorney is in your best interests.
Mopeds have quickly become a popular type of transportation in New York in recent years. Because of this, more and more people are sustaining injuries and losing their lives in these accidents throughout the state each year. Because moped riders are vulnerable in an accident, they are likely to suffer from some of these injuries:
- Head trauma
- Neck and back injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Road rash
These injuries can be incredibly severe and affect your life in a variety of ways. This is why, following a moped collision, you should be prepared to speak with a knowledgeable Queens personal injury attorney.
Our attorneys at The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C. are here to assist you after you have been seriously injured in a moped collision. You should be able to focus on your physical recovery after an accident without worrying about the bills that are piling up due to the accident. Having our assistance means that you have the resources you need to fight for the compensation that you deserve. We will stand by your side every step of the way during these difficult times. Please contact a moped accident attorney in Queens at (718) 606-4099 to find out what options you have as you move forward.
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.