November 28, 2011 – Queens, N.Y. – According to a report from the Times Ledger, Pat Dolan, a Queens activist, was killed while crossing Hillside Avenue. The fatal pedestrian accident happened at about 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, when the 72-year-old activist was on her way to a transportation meeting. The 57-year-old driver of a sedan who hit Dolan, remained at the scene of the accident. According to the New York Police Department, the driver wasn’t charged. Dolan was pronounced dead after being transported to Jamaica Hospital. She was president of the Queens Civic Congress, a leader of the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Conservancy, a member of the Community 8 board, along with a number of other civic affiliations. When a pedestrian accident is fatal, you may be wondering what legal options are available. Speaking with a Queens personal injury attorney is the best way to learn what your next step should be if you have lost a loved in a pedestrian accident. 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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