November 5, 2012 – Queens, N.Y. – NBC New York reported that a two-car crash in Queens injured two people and killed one.
The fatal car crash occurred on Friday evening, Oct. 19, just before 7 p.m. The collision happened on 48th Street and Laurel Hill Boulevard; a Mustang and Ford Taurus were involved. One of the vehicles also hit a pole.
The driver of the Ford Taurus was transported to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The other two victims suffered minor and critical injuries.
Names have not been released, and police continue to investigate the cause of the crash.
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles cites Friday as the day of the week that experiences the highest number of crashes. In 2010, there were 51,050 motor vehicle accidents on a Friday in New York. And the majority of them occurred between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. (11,811).
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 frequently will publish blogs about traffic accidents that occur throughout the 5 boroughs and beyond. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of New York motor vehicle accidents that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.
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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