Car Goes Airborne Off Queensboro Bridge Exit Killing a Pedestrian

March 29, 2011 – Queens, New York – According to a report from NBC New York, a car was attempting to exit the 59th Street Bridge when the car went airborne and ended up striking and subsequently killing a pedestrian.  The fatal car accident took place on March 28th at approximately 4 a.m. The unidentified driver of a 2007 red Volkswagen was exiting the 59th Street Bridge when he lost control of the vehicle at the curve.  The Volkswagen hit a guard rail, flipped and then went airborne into a building. Anthony Buscemi, 68, of Sunnyside, had just exited the subway and was heading to work as a taxi driver for Midtown Operating Corp. when he was struck. Buscemi died at the scene of the accident.   The building hit, also the location of the Villa de Beaute salon, had a camera inside the salon which captured part of the fatal pedestrian accident. Buscemi had been on the sidewalk directly in front of the salon when the car struck him.  The driver of the car suffered critical injuries, including a traumatic are amputation and was taken to the hospital. An unidentified passenger was also taken to the hospital in stable condition.  The fatal car accident is still under investigation and the driver will be tested for alcohol.  If you or a loved one has been injured in a New York traffic accident, contact a New York personal injury lawyer today.  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 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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