23 Oct 2023

By NY Local Accidents

In Accident News

Queens, NY (October 23, 2023) – A pedestrian has died as a result of a hit-and-run accident that took place in the Astoria section of Queen. The accident occurred on Saturday morning, October 21.

According to reports provided by the New York Police Department, at around 4:00 a.m., a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Astoria Boulevard near Steinway Street.

The vehicle, identified as a BMW, was traveling eastbound on Astoria Boulevard when it struck the pedestrian. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene following the collision.

The pedestrian, identified as a male victim, was transported to Elmhurst Hospital. He passed away from his injuries after arriving.

At this time, the incident is being investigated. No other injuries were reported.

Our sympathies are with the family of the man who died in this crash.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in New York

Fatal accidents take the lives of hundreds of people in New York every year. Unfortunately, many of these victims are pedestrians. There are countless instances where these accidents take place as a result of negligence. Leading factors include

  • Driving Under the Influence: Impaired drivers, whether due to drugs or alcohol, are responsible for more than 30 percent of fatal traffic accidents in our state. Regrettably, a substantial number of these accidents involve pedestrians who suffer fatal injuries in these entirely avoidable incidents.
  • Distracted Driving: A significant portion of drivers persist in messing with their phones, having distracting conversations, and taking their attention from the road while operating their vehicles. Even seemingly innocent acts like eating on the move contribute significantly to collisions throughout our state.
  • Reckless Actions: When drivers engage in reckless actions while operating their vehicles, they place the lives of pedestrians who are nearby at risk.

If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal collision, you must seek guidance from a Queens wrongful death lawyer immediately. Your family may have legal avenues that can help you protect your rights while seeking compensation from the person who is responsible.

Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is a devastating experience. At Tadchiev Law Firm P.C., we understand the immense challenges and emotional anguish that come with it. Our caring team of New York personal injury lawyers is dedicated to providing you with compassionate and skilled legal guidance during this difficult time. With our extensive knowledge, resources, and determination, we will fight for your rights and seek maximum compensation for your loss. If you find yourself in need of legal representation after such a tragedy, do not hesitate to contact our firm for a free consultation at 718-606-4099. We are here to support you every step of the way and ensure that justice is served for your loved one.

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.