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Fatal hit-and-run accident in Queens

On Behalf of | Feb 23, 2024 | Car Accidents |

A man was killed in an alleged hit-and-run car crash in New York. Police arrived upon the scene of the early-Saturday accident to discover that a male car driver was dead and that the car that reportedly hit him was nowhere to be found. The crash occurred near 20th Avenue in Queens.

Events leading up to the collision

The recent New York accident occurred at about 6:20 a.m. According to police, a man, 43, was driving a car north on the highway. A sport utility vehicle reportedly crashed into the man’s car.

Police said the impact of the crash caused the man to be thrown from the car, and he passed away at the crash scene. Meanwhile, the man operating the sport utility vehicle allegedly abandoned his motor vehicle after the collision, fleeing by foot. No arrest was immediately made after the wreck. Authorities continue to investigate the accident.

How an attorney can help

New York Police may eventually find the sport utility vehicle driver believed to have caused the crash. In this situation, the surviving family members of the car driver who died in the accident may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the sport utility vehicle driver, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained in the collision. If they can establish liability before the civil court hearing the case, they may be awarded monetary damages to cover the deceased car driver’s burial costs. Damages may also help cover the loss of support for the deceased car driver’s surviving dependents.