92-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Critically Injured by Minivan in Queens

July 15, 2011 – Queens, New York – According to a report from My Fox New York, a 92-year-old woman, a Holocaust survivor, was critically injured in a pedestrian accident on Thursday, July 7.  Ilonko Krauss, a survivor of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp from WWII, suffered life-threatening injuries after she was struck by a 2003 Toyota Sienna minivan that was backing into a parking spot. Krauss had been crossing 75th Avenue in Forest Hills when she was struck.  Paramedics transported her to New York Hospital-Queens, where she is being treated for her injuries. The driver was taken into custody and given 2 citations, one for a failure to exercise due care and the other for unsafe backing of a vehicle.  A pedestrian accident can lead to severe, even fatal injuries. If you or a loved one was injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, then your next call should be to a New York injury lawyer.  According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, there were 1,156 fatalities as a result of New York traffic accidents.

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 motor vehicle accidents that occur in New York 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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