A minivan crash in Queens caused the death of one man and injured six others, according to recent reports. Anthony Boyd, 45, was killed while driving westbound on 35th Avenue when he . The minivan came to a stop and landed on its side. All five passengers in the minivan were taken to the hospital and are in stable condition. A pedestrian was also injured by debris. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.
Information regarding the cause of the crash has not been released. There is still an ongoing investigation on the specifics of the accident.
Statistics on Pedestrian Injuries and Deaths
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA, 70,000 pedestrians are injured in a car accident each year and another 4,000 pedestrians are killed in car accidents. Approximately every 2 hours, a pedestrian is killed in an automobile accident.
This means that pedestrian accidents make up a large portion of the death and injury on the highway. Pedestrian accidents are even more common in large cities than on more rural roads, as well, so city dwellers are at particular risk.
What To Do If You Are Injured In Car Accident
As a pedestrian you have rights and you may have the ability to make an injury claim. The most important thing to understand about an injury claim is that you do not have to pay for someone else’s negligence. If you can show that the driver was negligent, you may be able to recover damages to pay for medical bills and other expenses.
Pedestrian accidents can cause serious injuries or death. Car accidents can leave pedestrians with a minor scrape or life-threatening trauma. It is important to contact a pedestrian accident lawyer right away no matter how minor or serious your injuries when you are the victim of a pedestrian crash.
The Fitzgerald Law Firm in New York has been fighting for and protecting the rights of New Yorkers for 40 years. There is a time limit for filing a claim, so do not wait until it is too late. Contact Fitzgerald Law Firm today by phone or on-line for a free initial consultation.