QUEENS, NY – A man was fatally struck by a box truck in Kew Gardens this mornning, QNS reports.
Police responded to reports of a pedestrian having been hit by a vehicle at 124-50 Metropolitan Avenue at around 6 a.m. on May 18. They believe the 49-year-old man was attempting to cross the street when he was struck by the box track. EMS declared him dead at the scene, and authorities are withholding additional information until his family can be notified.
An investigation is ongoing.
Truck Accidents and Who’s Responsible
In most multi-vehicle automotive accidents, fault is usually shared by the drivers involved in the collision, one of whom is determined to be most responsible for the accident. However, accidents involving commercial trucks are different. In addition to the driver of the vehicle, many other parties may be variously at-fault, including:
- The trucking company
- The driver’s employer, if different than the company
- The contractor
- The company that manufactured the cargo
- The people who loaded the cargo
Determining who is legally liable following a truck accident can potentially be much more difficult than in similar incidents involving only passenger vehicles.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident with a commercial truck, you shouldn’t be left to suffer the pain alone. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and future healthcare expenses. Contact Finz & Finz, P.C., today to discuss your case with one of our experienced and compassionate New York truck accident attorneys.