Queens, NY (July 1, 2020) – At approximately 1:15 p.m., on June 30, the New York Police Department responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Metropolitan Avenue.
According to reports, a driver in a stolen box truck was traveling recklessly down Metropolitan Avenue when he crashed into several parked vehicles along the side of the road. When the truck reached the area near Rentar Plaza, the box truck collided with an SUV driven by 25-year-old Hamlet Cruz-Gomez.
Cruz-Gomez suffered fatal injuries in the accident and was declared deceased at the scene. The driver of the box truck, who was identified as 37-year-old Ramon Pena, jumped out of his vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. He was apprehended quickly and faces numerous charges. The incident remains under investigation at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Truck Accidents in New York
More than 120 people lose their lives in truck accidents throughout the state of New York each year. These accidents are often catastrophic due to the size and weight of these vehicles. When victims lose their lives, their families are often forced to endure overwhelming mental, emotional, and financial consequences. For this reason, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance by reaching out to a wrongful death attorney in New York.
Being involved in a serious accident can have a devastating impact on a victim’s life. Not only are accidents terrifying, but they often leave victims to deal with overwhelming pain that impacts the quality of their lives in many ways. We, at Local Accident Reports, understand the challenges both victims and their families face after accidents. For this reason, our team has compiled some of the most helpful and invaluable resources available to help aid accident victims as they recover. Victims can reach out to Local Accident Reports at their earliest convenience to obtain a free copy of their police incident report and to connect with one of our competent and aggressive personal injury lawyers.
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