When people come to the city to visit, they often place their trust in taxi cab drivers to get them to where they need to go. This is almost always a good decision, as driving in the city can be harrowing, especially when someone is not familiar with the area. Tragically, a woman and her grandson allowed a taxi driver to take them from the airport to their hotel over the weekend, but they didn’t make it before being involved in a terrible Queens car accident that took the lives of two people and seriously injured another.
According to the authorities, this Queens car accident occurred on the Long Island Expressway at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. A 60-year-old woman from Utah and her 11-year-old grandson were on their way to a hotel from the airport in a taxi. As they neared 66th Street in Elmhurst, the taxi driver lost control of the vehicle and it clipped a Porsche. The taxi slid into the path of an oncoming garbage truck. The taxi driver and the woman were killed, but the boy was saved because the woman reportedly shielded him from impact with her body.
New York Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the families and friends of both people who were killed, and we hope that the injured boy is able to recover from the harm he has suffered. This is a situation that involves tragedy and heroism, and we hope that the ongoing police investigation leads to answers that many people deserve. In addition, this Queens car accident 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 Wrongful Death Lawyers
Clearly, more information would be necessary in order to definitively determine fault for this Queens car accident. However, when that determination is made it seems possible that the family of the woman who was killed could file a New York wrongful death lawsuit against the party or parties responsible for the crash. If such a claim is filed and it’s successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the family for the losses they have and will incur.
If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York wrongful death lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of grieving families for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.