Queens, NY – Scooter-SUV Crash at 28th Ave & 42nd St Leaves Man in Critical ConditionNY/NJ Legal News
Queens, NY (July 10, 2023) – According to law enforcement, a 50-year-old man currently remains in critical condition after being struck by a motor vehicle while riding a scooter in Queens. The incident happened on Sunday morning, July 9th, at around 9:25 a.m.
Authorities say that a Honda Odyssey entered the intersection of 28th Avenue and 42nd Street, where it struck a man who was operating a scooter. Either a nearby witness or a person involved in the crash called 911, and emergency crews were immediately dispatched to the area.
Crews arrived at the scene and immediately transported the victim to Elmhurst Hospital. He is currently listed in critical condition.
The driver of the SUV involved, identified only as a 22-year-old, reportedly stayed at the scene to assist authorities. The driver sustained at least minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital. No further updates are currently available.
An investigation into the events that triggered the collision is ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the man who was seriously injured in this incident. We hope for his full recovery.
Scooter Accidents in New York
Electric scooters have become a way to avoid heavy traffic on your way from one place to another. They are particularly utilized on college campuses, and even businesses use them to travel quickly between sites. According to reports, however, there were 20 injuries for every 100,000 e-scooter rides between the months of September and November 2018. Approximately half of those who were hurt suffered severe injuries, resulting in serious organ damage, bone fractures, and head trauma.
Fatalities caused by the carelessness of another party are referred to as “wrongful deaths.” In many ways, a wrongful death is similar to a personal injury case. Albeit, the plaintiff in a wrongful death action is the estate of the deceased victim as opposed to the wounded plaintiff, who is then likely seeking compensation. The victim’s estate may file a wrongful death claim if the injured party had survived and been able to file a personal injury claim for their injuries, loss of income, medical expenses, and other expenses.
Although money can never make up for the loss of a family member, monetary recovery for wrongful death can substantially help a family obtain vital support. As wrongful death attorneys, we take the initiative in securing monetary damages for the loss of a family member so that our clients can attend to one another during this time.
You and your loved ones might be entitled to compensation if someone you loved has died as a result of another person’s reckless behavior. With the aid of a Queens personal injury attorney, you can file a claim and demand compensation for the crash caused by your losses. Visit Metrolaw.com today if you or your family suffered in a motor vehicle collision. Call our offices at 800-469-6476 to find out if you have a strong motor vehicle accident claim and to discuss how we might be able to help you in recovering your damages.