An 88-year-old man was struck and killed by a 40-year-old motorist as he walked about his Astoria neighborhood on Jan. 11.
A spokesperson with the New York Police Department notes that the octogenarian has only traveled approximately five blocks down the road from his home when he was struck by a car. He was reportedly crossing the street at the intersection of Broadway and Crescent Street when the driver of the 2016 Toyota sedan collided into him.
Paramedics who responded to the crash scene quickly collected the man’s lifeless body and transported him to Elmhurst Hospital Center. The victim died the following day from his head injuries. An autopsy on the Monday following his death confirmed that he had indeed died of the blunt force trauma that he’d suffered to his head in the crash.
The driver of the Toyota remained at the scene of the crash to cooperate with the police investigation. Investigators ultimately allowed him to go on his way without pressing any charges against him.
This incident marked the first pedestrian-vehicle crash to occur in Queens during the 2019 calendar year.
Crossing the street in New York City shouldn’t be dangerous, but it often is. Many individuals who survive being struck by a car are left with brain damage, neck injuries and other life-altering impairments that can be costly to treat, especially across your lifetime.
An attorney can help you secure the compensation that you need now to pay your immediate medical bills and then help you file suit for additional funds to cover your expenses in the future.