Queens, NY – Pedestrian Killed in Traffic Accident at 62nd RD & Woodhaven BlvdNY/NJ Legal News
Queens, NY (November 30, 2022) – A fatal pedestrian crash took the life of one person in Queens on Tuesday evening. The accident was reported to officials in the area shortly after 5:00 p.m. on November 29.
Preliminary reports show the crash happened at the intersection of 62nd Road and Woodhaven Boulevard in Rego Park. A 74-year-old man was at the intersection when the driver of a motorcycle struck him, according to information from police.
Medics rushed the man to Elmhurst Hospital, where he later lost his life. The motorcyclist, age 22, stayed at the scene. He was transported to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition, according to reports.
Authorities in Queens are still investigating the circumstances of the accident. Traffic was delayed at the intersection for some time while emergency crews worked in the area.
We want to offer our sincere sympathies to the family of the deceased victim.
New York Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents are some of the most catastrophic types of traffic accidents that take place in the US. Pedestrians often suffer worse injuries than those in passenger vehicles due to the fact that while they travel, they don’t have any protection against the force of fast-moving cars, trucks, and other types of vehicles.
In New York, the rate of fatalities related to motor vehicle traffic-related pedestrian injuries has generally remained consistent, with a high of 2 fatalities per 100,000 New York residents in 2001 and a low of 1.4 fatalities per 100,000 residents in 2007-09 and 2014.
Each year, in the state of New York, there are around 300 pedestrian deaths related to car wrecks, and approximately 3,000 pedestrians are admitted to the hospital per year. In 2021, almost 9% of all traffic accidents in New York City involved a pedestrian. That same year, a total of 8,693 pedestrian collisions occurred in the city. Approximately 7,200 resulted in injuries, while around 125 ended in fatalities. About a quarter of all fatalities related to car accidents in the United States involve pedestrians.
When you or someone you love sustains a serious injury in a pedestrian crash, you may be going through a difficult time. Especially when a loved one loses their life in an accident. Over half of reported pedestrian accidents in the US are caused by the actions of a negligent driver. Drivers most often fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians, causing serious and even fatal collisions.
The law office of Metro Law has been working for decades to help injured pedestrians, and their family members recover after they’re involved in accidents. Negligent drivers need to be held responsible for their careless actions, and those they victimize need to be able to recover without incident.
Our law firm can help you get the money you need to make a full financial recovery after you’re hurt in a pedestrian crash caused by another person. Or, if you’ve lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, we can help you recover compensation to pay for funeral costs, emotional turmoil, pain, suffering, and more. Call our law office whenever you can at (800) 469-6476 to speak with a skilled wrongful death attorney in New York who can help you recover.
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.