July 9, 2011 – Queens, New York – According to a report from Eyewitness News WABC-TV New York, a driver with a suspended license killed a pedestrian in Queensbridge. The tragic pedestrian accident took place on Saturday evening, June 25 at approximately 8:20 p.m. Apostol Cela, 29, was making a left-hand turn in his vehicle onto 40th Avenue, when he struck Evelyn Gonzalez, 46, from the Bronx. Gonzalez had been attempting to cross 40th avenue when she was hit. She was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival. Cela was not injured in the pedestrian accident but police have charged him for operating a vehicle with a suspended license. If your or your loved one was seriously or fatally injured in a pedestrian accident, you should know what legal options are available to you and your family. Consulting with a New York personal injury attorney should be your next step. 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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