January 6, 2012 – QUEENS, N.Y. – According to a report from My Fox New York, a fatal 2-car crash occurred in Queens on Jan. 1, New Year’s Day. Alexis Morillo, 28, was driving his 2007 Mitsubishi Galant, when he struck a 2011 Lincoln Town car on the eastbound side of the Long Island Expressway and Maurice Avenue. The impact of the crash caused the Lincoln to burst into flames. The unidentified driver of the Lincoln was unconscious and unresponsive when emergency medical services arrived. He later died from his injuries. Morillo was arrested at the scene of the fatal car crash, charged with vehicular manslaughter and criminal negligence. He was then taken to Elmhurst Hospital, listed as being in critical condition. When a car crash has seriously or fatally injured you or a loved one, you may be wondering what legal options are available.
To learn if you have a legitimate claim worth pursuing, you should discuss your case with a Queens injury attorney as soon as possible. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2010, there were 1,200 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 are:
- 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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