South Jamaica, NY – Fatal Collision on Belt Parkway Causes Driver Ejection
South Jamaica, NY (February 3, 2019) – In Queens, police are still conducting an investigation into a fatal collision that took place on the Belt Parkway early this morning around 4:40 a.m.
The accident took place initially when a vehicle struck a barrier, causing another vehicle to then strike it from behind. The passenger in the first vehicle was identified as 24-year-old Christon Harry, who was ejected from his vehicle and thrown onto the highway. He was tragically pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. The driver was hospitalized with serious injuries.
The driver was found to have been traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the accident and was later suspected of driving while under the influence. The second driver who struck the first vehicle was identified as a 22-year-old woman. Police did not specify if she was injured in the crash.
At this time, the investigation into the accident continues.
Fatal Accidents in New York
Fatal accidents take place every hour on New York roadways. In the years 2012-2014, 1,098 people lost their lives in fatal accidents across the entire state. Losing someone in an accident can be one of the most harrowing experiences you might ever endure but you don’t have to stand alone. We understand that these accidents can be extremely emotional and that you might be left to take care of many finances that follow the accident. Our fatal accident attorneys in New York are here for you in your time of need.
At Hach & Rose, our accident attorneys would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Christon Harry and offer our unending help to you when you need it most. When somebody has acted in a reckless manner and it leads to a fatality, you might not understand how to navigate the legal system for results, which is why we want you to know that we are here with open arms. Contact us to find out what we can do for you at 212-779-0057.
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