Queens, NY - Motorist Strikes, Kills Tractor-Trailer Driver on Grand Ave

Queens, NY – Motorist Strikes, Kills Tractor-Trailer Driver on Grand Ave

Posted by: Joanne Holcomb on November 12, 2022

Queens, NY (November 12, 2022) – An erratic driver struck and killed a man who was standing outside of his tractor-trailer near 57th Street in Queens on Wednesday, November 9th.

Reports show that the 49-year-old truck operator exited his vehicle in the eastbound lane of Grand Avenue in Maspeth at about 3:00 a.m. when the driver of a westbound Chevy sedan crossed over the double yellow line, hitting him. 

The Chevy’s driver, a 43-year-old woman, also crashed into the parked tractor-trailer.

The truck operator sustained several injuries and was pronounced at the scene.  

The woman remained on the scene and was transported by ambulance to Elmhurst Hospital Center in non-critical condition. 

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending family notification. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this tragedy. We understand that there is absolutely nothing more devastating than the unexpected loss of a family member, especially if the accident that took their life could have been avoided in any way possible.

Our wrongful death lawyer in New York is available 24 hours a day to answer all of your questions concerning the fatal car accident that claimed the life of your loved one. Call 1-888-657-1460 to be connected with our Queens wrongful death lawyer today. You will be provided with a free case evaluation, a complimentary copy of the police accident report, and the assurance that your legal rights will be protected.

Wrongful Death Claims in New York

Queens, NY - Motorist Strikes, Kills Tractor-Trailer Driver on Grand Ave

Even though a wrongful death lawsuit will not alleviate the heartache that accompanies losing a family member in an unexpected and avoidable accident, it will go a long way to helping you and your family collect the financial compensation you deserve for the enormous, unforeseen expenses that typically follow a wrongful death. 

Depending on the nature of their relationship with the victim, benefactors might be entitled to collect damages for:

  • Medical bills accumulated by the deceased
  • Funeral, burial, and/or cremation costs
  • Lost current and future wages
  • Loss of benefits received through the deceased’s employment
  • Loss of fellowship
  • Loss of estate
  • Punitive damages for gross dereliction of duty 

A fair financial recovery, either through award settlement or jury verdict, will allow your family to heal in their own time without any financial concerns. 

After losing a loved one in a careless, reckless, or otherwise negligent New York pedestrian accident by no fault of the victim, it may feel like no amount of compensation could make you feel complete again. While it is true that no financial restitution can ever fully make up for your losses, filing a wrongful death claim against the responsible party or parties can go a long way toward helping you find some semblance of peace again. 

Local Accident Reports was created as a resource for families who have lost a loved one in a sudden New York pedestrian accident. We provide invaluable resources and information for anyone who is grieving the loss of a family member, particularly if that loss occurred as a result of an auto-pedestrian collision that was beyond the control of the victim.

We are ready to work to protect your rights and fight for the justice you and your loved ones deserve. If you have suffered due to a fatal pedestrian accident that was caused by another person’s careless, reckless, negligent, or intentional actions, you must seek out immediate legal guidance. Call our New York wrongful death lawyer at 1-888-657-1460 to obtain a free police accident report and begin down the path toward justice today.

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