22-Year-Old Killed in Grand Central Parkway Crash


CORONA, NY – A 22-year-old woman was killed in a two-car collision on Grand Central Parkway near 51st Avenue Sunday afternoon.

QNS reports that the accident happened at approximately 1:22 p.m. on June 7. Michelle Garcia of Astoria was riding in the passenger seat of a 2002 Subaru Impreza when its 21-year-old driver lost control of the car and struck a guardrail. A 2019 Nissan driven by an unnamed 30-year-old woman crashed into the back of the Subaru.

An NYPD officer stated that Garcia sustained severe injuries to her head and body in the accident. The police rushed her to New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

The Subaru’s driver sustained a minor injury to his arm in the accident. He was taken to NYC Health and Hospitals Elmhurst for treatment. Officials report that he is in stable condition.

The driver of the Nissan was not injured in the crash.

Police believe the Subaru was speeding at the time of the accident, which may have contributed to the driver’s loss of control. However, NYPD officers are still investigating the accident at this time.

Common causes of New York City car accidents

The dynamic and constantly changing conditions of motor traffic mean that a car accident can occur at any time. This is especially true when motorists are behaving recklessly. Common behaviors that increase the chance of an accident include:

  • Speeding
  • Road rage
  • Driving distracted
  • Fatigued driving

If another driver’s reckless actions hurt you or a loved one, the New York car accident attorneys at Finz & Finz P.C. can help you seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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