A pedestrian was injured in a cement truck accident in Jamaica
60-year-old man seriously injured in Jamaica, cement truck accident in Queens near Highland Avenue and Parsons Boulevard
Jamaica, Queens (November 19, 2023) – A pedestrian was seriously injured in a Jamaica and Queens cement truck accident at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Parsons Boulevard.
New York City Police officials say the collision happened around 11:45 a.m. Friday. An unidentified man was crossing the street when he was hit by a cement truck.
Paramedics were called to the scene to provide assistance to the victim. He was taken to a local hospital to receive the car.
The cement truck driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police. The full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability for cement truck accidents in Jamaica
Commercial trucks are much larger than passenger vehicles and pose a number of unique hazards. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), “A total of 4,714 people died in large truck accidents in 2021, an increase of 17 percent compared to 2020. Sixteen percent of these deaths were truck occupants, and 68 percent were truck occupants and Other passengers, and 15 percent were pedestrians, cyclists or motorcyclists.” There are a number of steps truck drivers must take to avoid collisions.
- Truck drivers should check their blind spots before turning.
- Truck drivers must ensure that their vehicles are well maintained.
- Truck drivers should slow down in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic.
Truck drivers must obtain a commercial license and adhere to high standards in terms of safety. According to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due caution to avoid collisions with pedestrians, cyclists and pets on the road. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this may form grounds for a negligence claim. Victims of pedestrian accidents sustain very serious injuries, including:
- Shattered bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
If the truck driver was working at the time of the collision, the employer may be at fault. In general, companies are liable for wrongful acts committed by their employees – as long as those employees were acting within the context and scope of their job duties. Anyone injured due to a truck driver’s negligence may be able to obtain some measure of justice through a civil lawsuit. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and advise you of the legal options available to you.
Car accident investigation in New York
we are in Gersowitz Libo & Korek, PC extends our best wishes to the man injured in a cement truck accident in Jamaica. We sincerely hope that he can make a full recovery. Anyone with additional information about what happened should contact police.
Have you or someone you care about been injured in a truck accident in Jamaica? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way we can. We care deeply about accident victims getting the medical and financial support they need to recover. Whether you have legal questions or need any kind of support, we are here for you. You can reach us anytime at (516) 908-9792.
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