When people are taking part in a funeral procession that’s meant to be part of the good-bye to someone they all loved, their minds are generally anywhere but on other motorists and the overall traffic conditions. It’s all but certain that no one in this position would ever expect to be involved in a New York car accident. Unfortunately, that is what occurred over the weekend when 16 people who were involved in a motorized funeral procession were injured in a multi-vehicle Queens car accident. Police continue to investigate the situation.
According to the authorities, this Queens car accident occurred on Saturday morning at approximately 11:30 a.m. A limousine was carrying loved ones from a funeral service to a burial site on Long Island when it was cut off by the driver of a minivan near 144-12 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard. The driver of the limousine swerved to avoid a collision with the minivan and wound up crashing into a bodega at that address. 16 people were injured in the crash in varying degrees of severity.
New York Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the woman whose funeral procession was interrupted. We also hope that the people who were injured in this Queens car accident are able to recover from the harm they have suffered quickly and fully. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding New York car accidents. Every year, more than 187,000 people are injured and more than 1,200 people are killed in these occurrences.
New York Personal Injury Lawyers
Clearly, this Queens car accident could have been much worse even though so many people were injured. If it turns out that the driver of the minivan was at fault for this crash, it could lead to the filing of a New York personal injury lawsuit against that driver by the people who were harmed. If such a claim is filed and it’s successful, it could lead to the award of damages that compensate them for their losses.
If you or someone you love has been harmed in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York personal injury lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of injured clients for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.