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Reckless Commercial Truck Driver Causes Pedestrian Accident in New York

On Behalf of | Nov 24, 2021 | Truck Accidents

An investigation into a pedestrian accident in Queens uncovered video evidence that clearly points the finger at the driver behind the wheel of a commercial truck. The accident happened at a notorious intersection in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens on October 14th at 7 PM. The victim was crossing the street at the intersection of Broadway and Baxter Street when a milk delivery truck ran a red light and smashed into her.

The woman was taken to nearby Elmhurst Hospital with unspecified injuries. A release from the NYPD stated that she was “conscious and alert” at the time of her arrival.

Shockingly, the video clearly shows that the traffic light had been red for at least two full seconds before the driver plowed into the intersection, striking the pedestrian.  This seemingly damning evidence would go a long way toward demonstrating the driver’s responsibility for the accident and the injuries she sustained as a result.

Statistics collected by pedestrian rights activists show that this intersection has been the site of at least 21 accidents of one sort or another since January of 2019.

Under the New York Insurance, the injured woman as a pedestrian, would be entitled to no-fault benefits which would be paid by the insurance company for the milk truck. The benefits would include reimbursement for all health-related expenses in addition to a portion of her lost earnings if she was working at the time of the accident.  In addition, the injured victim could bring a claim against the owner and driver of the milk truck for pain and suffering, unpaid medical expenses and lost time from work leading into the future.

If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver, contact an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer in New York City to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Call the skilled attorneys at the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel at 800-734-9338 or 212-385-1122 for your free consultation today.

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