Posted on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 at 9:41 pm
Long Island, NY (May 8, 2019) – On Wednesday morning, May 8th, emergency vehicles were promptly dispatched to the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident that sadly claimed the life of an elderly woman in Queens. The accident was reported to have taken place at 5:52 a.m. at Queens Plaza South at 27th Street.
According to authorities, the victim who has now been identified as 93-year-old Lillian Muller was hit by a vehicle while walking in a crosswalk at the above-mentioned intersection. Police stated that the vehicle involved was a Hyundai Elantra that was traveling eastbound and just exited the Queensboro Bridge at the time of the incident.
Emergency responders arrived at the crash site, where Muller was tragically pronounced deceased due to her injuries. Authorities stated that she lived only a few blocks away from where the accident occurred.
The driver of the Elantra remained at the scene and no charges have been filed at this time. The investigation into the events that led to this incident remains under investigation.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
According to the New York City Department of Transportation, senior pedestrians are as much as four times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident than other New Yorkers. At this time, our most heartfelt condolences are extended to the loved ones of Lillian Muller.
Pedestrian accidents in New York are commonly fatal, especially those which involve an elderly victim. While it can be undoubtedly difficult, it is important for the bereaved family to know that they may have very substantial rights at this time. As members of the community, our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have devoted their lives to those who have unjustly suffered due to the actions of another party.
If you have lost a loved one in a New York pedestrian accident, please do not hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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