Every day in Queens and all other areas of the city there are numerous preventable accidents that occur injuring innocent people. These accidents happen daily during a drive to work, a visit to a hotel, attending normal daily activities such as visiting a private business or working out, and even while people are using public transportation. Many accidents are just that, accidents. Yet, when an accident is caused by the negligence of another, legal action can be taken to financially assist the victims and hold those responsible accountable. If you or your family are suffering from injuries or grieving the death of a loved one because of a preventable accident caused by the negligence of another person, our Queens personal injury lawyers want to help.
Suspect Arrested In Connection With Queens Hit And Run
On Monday, August 14, a 41-year-old man was arrested for allegedly hitting an 11-year-old boy riding his bike and leaving the scene of the accident. The victim was riding his bike around 7:40 pm on Healy Ave. when he was hit by a black sedan. Video footage of the accident shows the boy being struck by the vehicle, flying off his bike, and bouncing off the windshield of the sedan. His bike was drug by the car for a short distance as the car drove away from the accident and injured the victim. The boy was taken to North Shore University Hospital for treatment and is expected to survive. Police received a tip which led to the recovery of the vehicle allegedly involved in the accident. When the vehicle was discovered, trash bags were covering a portion of it to hide damage sustained to the sedan. The suspect was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident and aggravated unlicensed operator.
Cyclist Hit In Astoria On 35th Street
On July 23, a 22-year-old woman was riding her bike east along 35th Street in Astoria when she was hit by a van around 11:00 pm. According to police, the cyclist ran a red light at an intersection when she was struck by the van. The 28-year-old driver of the van remained at the scene of the accident and the cyclist was taken to Elmhurst Hospital with trauma to her head and legs. She is in critical condition. No charges have been filed.
Woman Is Missing After Wading In Waist-High Water
A woman disappeared on Sunday, August 12, while wading in waist-deep water just a short distance from her house. The 35-year-old woman was in the water at Bayswater Point State Park in Queens when the current became so strong it pulled her out into deeper water around 5:30 pm. Attempts were made to assist the woman by a good samaritan but unfortunately, the current was too strong. The woman could not be saved and a search for her body is being conducted.