When someone is involved in a New York pedestrian accident, that person is expected to remain on the scene so that he or she can provide his or her information to law enforcement and so that the accident scene can be properly handled and cleared. When someone flees the scene of a crash, that person has committed a crime. Unfortunately, that appears to be what occurred on Friday night when a man was hit and critically injured in a Queens hit-and-run accident. Police are still searching for the driver.
According to the authorities, this Queens hit-and-run accident occurred on Friday night at approximately 11:40 p.m. An unidentified 25-year-old man was walking on Northern Boulevard near 102nd Street in Elmhurst. Suddenly, he was hit and badly injured by the driver of what is believed to be a Nissan Maxima. That driver fled the scene immediately after the crash and he or she has yet to be identified. Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.
New York Pedestrian Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to express our thoughts and our hope for the person who was critically injured in this Queens hit-and-run accident. We also hope that the driver who was involved in this crash is soon identified and apprehended. In addition, this Queens pedestrian accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding New York pedestrian accidents. Every year, more than 15,000 people are injured and more than 300 people are killed in these occurrences.
New York Personal Injury Lawyers
Clearly, if or when the driver involved in this Queens hit-and-run crash is identified, he or she will face serious criminal charges. In addition, this person could face a New York personal injury lawsuit if the injured man decides to take such a legal step. If he does and his case is successful, the man could be awarded damages that compensate him for his losses.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York personal injury lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of those wrongfully harmed for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.