A pedestrian was attempting to cross the street in Queens around 11:30 p.m. on April 1 when a vehicle hit the man and then fled the scene. The 61-year-old victim was taken to Flushing Hospital but succumbed to his injuries.
At the time of the accident, authorities arrived to find the unconscious man in the street. He suffered from severe head trauma. Those who live in the area said that multiple accidents have occurred at the intersection and that people and vehicles must both use caution when navigating the dangerous street.
The Department of Transportation inspected the scene of the crash on April 2. At the time of the report, authorities did not yet have a description of the vehicle that hit the pedestrian or the license plate number.
After a fatal car crash involving a pedestrian, the victim’s family could seek restitution for expenses via civil action. This could help the family with costs related to any medical bills and funeral expenses. If a driver flees the scene or does not have insurance, loved ones could still receive compensation. One might wish to speak with an attorney when curious about other ways to be compensated after a crash. One can file a wrongful death suit against a responsible driver, but there are situations where more than one party may be liable for a crash. For example, a state agency may share responsibility for a crash when failing to perform the needed upkeep on a street.