9 Mar 2023

By NY Local Accidents

In Accident News

Queens, NY (March 9, 2023) – Around 7:40 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, March 8, two teens were hurt in a scooter accident in Queens.

According to local officials, the accident happened at the intersection of 47th Street and Northern Boulevard. Police confirmed that two teens were on a scooter headed through the intersection. At the same time, a driver in a passenger vehicle started to make a left turn and struck the scooter. The driver who struck the scooter remained on the scene following the accident.

Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene after the accident. Both the teens on the scooter sustained injuries and were rushed to the hospital for treatment of injuries. They have both since been reported in stable condition. The driver of the passenger vehicle, identified as an 18-year-old, was later taken to Harlem Hospital after the accident but is expected to be okay.

The intersection was blocked for a period of time after the accident. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.

No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the teens who have been hurt in this accident with hopes of a speedy recovery.

Scooter Accidents in New York 

Though scooters are not the most common type of transportation on our roads, they are still seen in New York more commonly than in many other states. There has been an increase in scooter-related accidents over the years in New York. In 2022, it was reported that over 680 people sustained injuries in scooter-related accidents in just New York City alone, which was a 16% increase from 2021. These accidents are capable of causing extensive harm due to the fact that scooter riders do not have much in the way of protection. If you have been hurt in a scooter accident, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney immediately.

The aftermath of a scooter accident can be a challenging thing to face. These accidents tend to be incredibly severe at times, even leading to some of the following injuries:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Organ damage
  • Road rash
  • Broken bones

These injuries can range from minor to severe, impacting many aspects of your life. Luckily, you have options after you have been hurt in a scooter crash. Speaking with a Queens personal injury lawyer can ensure that your rights are being protected after a scooter collision.

Our attorneys at The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C. are here to help you get back on your feet after any type of accident that has caused you harm. Moving forward with a personal injury claim is not always easy to do, which is why our attorneys will stand by your side. When it comes time to face the insurance company, we will be by your side. You have options as you move forward. Please do not hesitate to contact a scooter accident 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.