August 10, 2011 – Queens, New York – According to a news story from My Fox New York, a 2-year-old boy was struck and killed by a van in Queens on Saturday, July 30. Andrew Ramirez ran onto 82nd Street in Elmhurst in order to follow his uncle and sister. An unidentified 39-year-old driver of a van then struck him. Ramirez was transported by emergency medical services to Elmhurst General Hospital where he died upon admittance. According to police, the driver of the van will not be charged for the fatal pedestrian accident. If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, then you could be eligible to receive compensation. Speaking with a Queens personal injury attorney about the details of your case can help determine if someone else’s negligence caused your accident. Your attorney can also determine the types of damages you may be entitled to and provide an estimate on how much compensation could be available. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, there were 1,156 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in the state of New York.
To help raise awareness of traffic safety in the New York area, our firm will frequently publish blogs about traffic accidents that occur throughout the 5 boroughs and beyond. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of New York motor vehicle accidents that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.
Among the most common types of traffic accidents in New York include:
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions;
- single-vehicle crashes;
- rollover accidents; and
- “distracted driver” accidents or crashes caused by intoxicated drivers.
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