Astoria, NY – 7-Year-Old Girl Killed in Pedestrian Collision at 46th St & Newton RdNY/NJ Legal News
Astoria, NY (February 17, 2023) – a 7-year-old girl lost her life after being hit by a vehicle in Queens on Friday night. The crash occurred at 46th Street and Newton Road in Astoria at around 6:00 p.m. on February 17.
Authorities say a woman, age 46, was driving a white 2021 Ford Explorer headed east on Newton Road when she struck the 7-year-old girl. At the time of the incident, the driver was traveling through the intersection.
The child was transported to Elmhurst Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased. Authorities say the mother and child live near the intersection.
The driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with the police. No one involved has been identified at this time.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
New York Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents are frequent in New York and throughout the United States. Especially in New York City, pedestrian travel and accidents are extremely common. On average, the city of New York sees over 100 pedestrians lose their lives per year. Pedestrian travel is the most dangerous way to get around, as pedestrians have no protection against vehicles if an accident occurs.
Throughout the country, over 3,000 people lose their lives per year in pedestrian accidents. If you have recently lost a loved one in a pedestrian crash, you are probably going through a very difficult time. You may be grieving the loss of your family member while the costs related to their accident pile up. If you know that the accident was caused by a negligent driver, you may be eligible to collect financial compensation.
Financial compensation can help you pay for funeral bills, burial costs, medical care, pain, suffering, loss of consortium, emotional turmoil, and more. Contact Metro Law to learn more about your legal rights as the bereaved family member of a pedestrian crash victim. You should not have to worry about your finances at a time like this, which is why a wrongful death attorney in Astoria is here to help you recover.
You deserve to be able to focus on your mental and physical well-being and that of your family during this heartwrenching time in your life. At Metro Law, we can help you collect compensation for your damages so you can grieve in peace. Call our law firm at 800-469-6476.