15 Aug 2023

By NY Local Accidents

In Accident News

Queens, NY (August 15, 2023) – One person sustained injuries in a pedestrian accident that occurred at a Queens intersection on Tuesday evening, August 15.

According to Queens Police, the accident happened before 8 p.m. at the intersection of 197th Street and 73rd Avenue. Police confirmed that a pedestrian was crossing the street with a scooter when they were suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle. It is believed that the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene.

Several responders, including Queens paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been formally identified, sustained knee injuries as a result of the accident. They were taken to a local hospital for treatment, though their condition is not yet known.

The road was blocked at the intersection for some time after the accident. This led to delays until the scene was cleared.

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

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

Pedestrian Accidents in New York 

New York sees more pedestrians than many other states in the U.S. This is mostly due to major cities, where pedestrians have a variety of areas to walk from one place to another. According to recent statistics, it was reported that 1,314 pedestrians lost their lives in fatal New York pedestrian accidents between the years 2016 to 2020. Because pedestrians are so vulnerable on our roads, this means that they are prone to some of the most severe harm in the event of an accident involving any type of vehicle. If you have been hurt in a serious pedestrian accident, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.

The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be a scary time in your life, especially as you face life-altering injuries. Pedestrians are prone to some of the most catastrophic injuries, such as the following:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Internal organ damage
  • Paralysis
  • Fractures

These injuries can range anywhere from minor to serious injuries. They can land a victim in the hospital or cause them to miss out on time in the workplace. After a pedestrian accident that is not your fault, you should speak with a knowledgeable Queens pedestrian accident attorney immediately.

Our attorneys at The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C. are here to help you protect your rights after your life has been upended by a pedestrian crash. We understand how difficult it can be to move forward following a collision and want to offer our help when you need it the most. Having an attorney on your side can help you greatly lessen some of the stress that you may be feeling associated with your case. We will also help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for an array of financial damages. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Queens at (718) 606-4099 to find out how we can help 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.