Posted on Monday, May 6th, 2019 at 9:48 pm
Springfield Gardens, NY (May 6, 2019) – A devastating and mysterious tragedy was reported on Sunday night, May 5th, after a small child and her father sustained catastrophic injuries when the vehicle they were inside caught fire. The incident was reported to have taken place at around 9:00 p.m. near Baisley Pond Park.
According to authorities, an unidentified man was traveling in an Audi A6 sedan with his 3-year-old daughter in the back when the vehicle burst into flames. Immediately after the fire started, the man jumped out of the car and into a pond in the nearby park. Firefighters promptly responded and pulled 3-year-old Zoey Pereira from the vehicle and she was rushed to Jamaica Hospital in a police cruiser. She was tragically pronounced dead a short time later.
The girl’s father who had jumped into the pond was pulled out of the water and taken to Jamaica Hospital in serious but stable condition. Two propane cans and chains were found inside the vehicle, although the cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.
Fires and Explosions in New York
We would first like to extend our sincerest condolences and warmest thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of Zoey Pereira during this tragic time. Unfortunately, many fires and explosions in New York prove to be seriously injurious or fatal as they are one of the most dangerous situations that anyone may face at any time, particularly those which take place inside a vehicle and involve a small child.
After such a disturbing event, it is important to understand that as the bereaved family, you may have the right to be compensated in the event that your suffering was caused by the actions of another party. At Hach & Rose, we are passionate about easing the burdens for the members of our community as much as possible, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you have lost a loved one in a New York fire or explosion, please call 212-779-0057 today.
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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.