Queens, NY – Man May Lose Leg After Being Struck by Hit & Run Driver on Cross Island PkwyNY/NJ Legal News
Queens, NY (December 13, 2022) – A man who exited his vehicle after being involved in a fender-bender in Queens was severely injured. Reports concerning the incident say he may lose his leg due to being struck by a hit-and-run driver after getting out of his car.
Police reported that the 20-year-old man was hit on the Cross Island Parkway at around 11:40 p.m. on Monday, December 12. Reports indicate the man was involved in a minor accident while driving his yellow Ford Escape north on the parkway, approaching the Long Island Expressway exit. His vehicle was involved in a crash with another car just before midnight, according to police.
The man got out of his vehicle just as an off-duty paramedic pulled over to render aid. Just then, a white BMW sped by, striking the EMT’s vehicle, which lunged forward and pinned the man between it and his Ford Escape.
The driver of the BMW fled the scene on foot.
Sources say the man may end up losing his leg due to the severity of his injuries. Police in Queens conitnue to investigate the details of the collision.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim in hopes of a full recovery.
New York Pedestrian Collisions
Pedestrian accidents happen in the state of New York often. Pedestrian safety has become a prevalent issue in the Empire State in the past decade, mostly due to the actions of distracted drivers. Driver distraction causes over 400,000 vehicle crashes per year in the United States, a percentage of which involve pedestrians who sustain severe injuries.
In one year’s time, hundreds of pedestrians lose their lives in New York. This does not include the several hundred pedestrians who suffer serious injuries because of driver negligence.
Pedestrians travel with no protection all of the time. This means that each time they go for a walk, jog, run, or bike ride, they risk becoming severely hurt, sustaining serious or even debilitating injuries if they become involved in a traffic accident with a car or another vehicle. While acts such as jaywalking can undoubtedly cause collisions, most pedestrian crashes are the result of driver negligence, especially drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.
If you or someone you love were seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be legally eligible to collect compensation by bringing legal action against the person or party who caused your crash. You should not have to cover the costs of your injuries and necessary treatment, vehicle repairs, and other related expenses, on your own. Especially when someone else caused your accident, you should be eligible for financial compensation to help you pay these expenses. This is why, here at Metro Law, our professional duty is to assist injured accident victims who have been hurt by the actions of negligent drivers get the money they need to financially recover.
Contact a New York pedestrian injury lawyer at (800) 469-6476 as soon as you can after a pedestrian crash so you can schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about your existing legal rights.
At Metro Law, our lawyers are determined to help you recover at all costs. We work to provide you with the ability to get your life back to normal as easily as possible after you or a loved one of yours suffers serious injuries in an auto accident.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.