In our Queens weekly accident roundup for October 18th, 2017, we take a closer look at four serious auto accidents which made headlines in the borough this week. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in an auto accident of your own, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Lipsig Queens can help you explore your legal options in a free consultation.
Woman Critically Injured In Queens Car Accident Involving Tractor-Trailer
A woman suffered serious injuries after her vehicle became trapped underneath a large truck in Fresh Meadows, Queens on the morning of Saturday, October 14th. Emergency responders received reports of a car trapped underneath a tractor-trailer on the Clearview Expressway and 73rd Avenue Exit 3 southbound at around 2 a.m. EMS removed the injured woman from the vehicle and transported her to New York-Presbyterian/Queens hospital in critical condition.
Pedestrian Struck By Car And Critically Injured In Queens Hit-And-Run Accident
A man was struck by a car in a hit-and-run accident in Middle Village, Queens on Tuesday, October 17th. The 55-year-old male victim was walking with his bicycle when he was struck by a passing SUV and pinned against a parked car. Police found the injured man on Juniper Valley Road around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday night and transported him to Elmhurst Hospital in critical condition. The driver of the SUV fled the scene. No arrests have yet been made in the accident.
Driver In Fiery Car Accident Leaves Passenger To Die
A driver who crashed into a concrete barrier and fled the scene is facing criminal charges related to the incident. A 23-year-old Brooklyn man was traveling westbound on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway around 4 a.m. on the morning of Friday, October 13th when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the concrete barrier. The vehicle caught fire and the driver fled the scene, leaving a 25-year-old female passenger to die instead of helping her out of the vehicle.
Firefighters found the woman dead in the passenger seat. The driver got into a yellow cab and exited the scene as the car burned. He faces charges of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, leaving the scene of an accident, aggravated unlicensed operator, and a speeding violation.
Car Crashes Into Bike Barrier In Douglaston, Queens
A second vehicle crashed into a controversial bike lane barrier in Douglaston, Queens on Thursday, October 5th. While the barrier was controversial before either of these crashes, the two accidents have led some community members to call for the removal of the divider. State Senator Tony Avella (D-Bayside) wrote a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio, expressing concerns regarding inadequate warning signs for drivers near the barrier. Avella also said that residents have reported at least four total accidents since the installation of the bike barrier.