Queens, NY – Two Pedestrians Hurt by Drunk Driver on Steinway St

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Queens, NY - Two Pedestrians Hurt by Drunk Driver on Steinway St

Queens, NY (April 7, 2024) – On Sunday, April 7, two pedestrians were injured following a traffic accident in the Queens area. The crash was reported early that morning around 5 a.m. on Steinway Street between 25th Avenue and 28th Avenue. Local reports revealed that the driver of a red sedan was traveling southbound when they veered onto the sidewalk. 

The car hit an outside dining area, a parked car, and at least two female pedestrians. These victims were solely identified as a 22-year-old and 32-year-old woman. Emergency crews were quickly dispatched to the scene to render the necessary aid. The injured parties were transported to Elmhurst Hospital for treatment of sustained injuries. The driver of the sedan, later identified as 30-year-old Whitney Walker, was arrested and charged with vehicular assault, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, and driving while intoxicated. No other information on the crash is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

New York Drunk Driving Accidents

Queens, NY - Two Pedestrians Hurt by Drunk Driver on Steinway StDrunk driving is probably one of the most dangerous things that you can do behind the wheel. Regretfully, it happens all the time across the country. According to statistics, intoxicated drivers were responsible for about one-third of all reported road fatalities in the United States in 2021. In 2020 alone, the yearly expense of fatal alcohol-related auto accidents was estimated to be $123.3 billion, and drunk drivers cause a death on the road almost every 39 minutes on average. In 2021, 13,384 people nationwide lost their lives in DUI-related collisions. Compared to the previous year, this is an almost 14 percent increase.

Your recovery is too important to leave to chance. If you or someone close to you is seriously hurt in a collision, it is always in your best interests to work with a qualified Queens car crash lawyer. The legal team at Isaacson, Schiowitz & Korson LLP is here to fight for your legal rights. Contact our offices today at (516) 774-3635. 

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Disclaimers: To promote safety and prevent tragic accidents, we urge individuals in our community to drive slowly and cautiously. This news article is not intended as a solicitation for business. Any information provided should not be considered professional medical or legal advice. Additionally, please note that the photo used in this post is not from the location of the collision.

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