Queens, NY – Injuries Reported in Pedestrian Accident at Gates Ave & Seneca AveNY/NJ Legal News
Queens, NY (July 20, 2023) – A pedestrian accident with injuries took place at an intersection in Queens on the morning of Thursday, July 20.
According to Queens Police, the accident happened at 10:14 a.m. at the intersection of Gates Avenue and Seneca Avenue. Police confirmed that a pedestrian was walking in the area of the intersection when a red sedan suddenly struck them. The driver of the sedan remained on the scene following the accident.
Queen’s first responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been formally identified, sustained a shoulder injury as a result of the accident. They were taken to the hospital, but their current condition is not yet known.
The roadway was blocked at the intersection for some time after the accident. This led to delays until the scene was cleared.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We want to offer our warmest thoughts and prayers to the pedestrian recovering from injuries caused by this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
The New York City Department of Transportation estimated that nearly half of all motor vehicle accident fatalities within the city in one recent year involved a pedestrian. On average, in New York, it is estimated that 300 pedestrians are killed, and over 15,000 sustain injuries each year. Though drivers are always supposed to be on the lookout for pedestrians, these accidents still happen in the blink of an eye due to the negligence of others. These accidents happen due to many different reasons, such as the following:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Falling asleep at the wheel
If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident that is not your fault, it is crucial that you seek legal help.
Pedestrian accidents tend to be so catastrophic due to the fact that the force of a vehicle is thousands of pounds against a human body. This is why you tend to see serious injuries such as broken bones, internal organ damage, paralysis, and even death in the worst cases. It is normal to be left with many questions after a pedestrian accident, such as what evidence is necessary for your claim or what deadlines you will need to meet as you move forward. You should speak with a Queens pedestrian accident lawyer immediately after your collision.
Our attorneys at Metro Law will diligently assist you every step of the way as you navigate the New York legal system after an accident. We will fight the insurance company to help you gain the most compensation as possible so that you can move forward financially as you work on your physical recovery. Our attorneys believe in maximizing the compensation that you receive so that you never have to struggle to get back on your feet after a pedestrian accident. We are here for you every step of the way as you navigate the legal system for the first time. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Queens at (800) 469-6476 to find out how we can help you.