In Queens and across the five boroughs, preventable accidents are a daily occurrence. Even responsible drivers are vulnerable to accidents because of negligent drivers they share the roads with. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s important to consider your legal options so that you can get the financial support you need. Our Queens personal injury lawyers can help you better understand your rights in a free consultation.
Our Queens Accident Report for June takes a look at some recent preventable accidents from throughout the borough:
4 Injured In 3-Vehicle Crash In Queens
Four people were injured in a three-vehicle accident in Queens on Friday, June 15. The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. at Hillside Avenue and 268th Street in Glen Oaks. A van was one of the vehicles involved in the crash. One person is listed in critical condition, while three others suffered minor injuries. No further details are available at this time.
Several Injuries In Multi-Vehicle Queens Accident
Several people were injured in a five-vehicle accident at a historically dangerous five-way intersection in Queens on Thursday, May 31. The accident happened shortly before 8 a.m. at the intersection of 160th Street and 21st Road in Whitestone. One vehicle was turning the corner when it was struck head-on by another car, sending both vehicles spinning into several other cars. Four people were injured and two were brought to the hospital. According to neighbors, this is a problem intersection which needs stop lights and speed bumps.
5 Injured, Car Sent Under School Bus In Wild Queens Accident
At least five vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction accident that sent a car under the back of a school bus in Queens on Friday, May 25. The accident happened at around 6 a.m. at Atlantic Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard. The school bus was unoccupied at the time of the accident and the driver was the only person on board. Five people from other vehicles involved in the crash were injured. Their conditions were not available.
Woman Killed In Queens Livery Cab Accident
A 19-year-old lively cab passenger was killed in a tragic accident in Queens on Thursday, May 24. The livery cab was driving on Archer Avenue in Jamaica at around 11 p.m. when a Mercedes ran a stop sign or red light and struck the cab. The 19-year-old woman riding in the back was brought to a nearby hospital, where she died shortly later. The driver was also brought to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Mercedes was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident.