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Unlicensed Truck Driver Kills Pedestrian

Unlicensed Truck Driver Kills Pedestrian

Queens, NY – An unlicensed box truck driver fatally struck a 73-year-old man in a wheelchair while he was crossing the street on Saturday, March 19, 2022, around 9 a.m. on Central Ave. near Nameoke St. in Far Rockaway.

The driver of the box truck, Freddy Saquisili, was arrested for aggravated unlicensed driving. The victim was taken to St. John’s Hospital where he later passed away. NYPD Highway Division’s Collision Investigation Squad will continue to investigate the crash.

Pedestrian Accidents

Irresponsible drivers cause thousands of pedestrian accidents every year. In this devastating accident, the family of the victim should have their investigative team evaluate all aspects surrounding this collision. This includes reviewing:

  • Why the driver was unlicensed
  • Video from apartment building, deli, church, pharmacy, auto part store, and restaurant located on this corner
  • Vehicle blind spots
  • Driving records
  • Driver overtime records
  • The route the truck was traveling
  • Recent maintenance history
  • Driver accident history
  • Vehicle accident history
  • Dispatcher notes regarding this trip
  • Video from the truck
  • Copy of company’s driver attentiveness system
  • Police accident report
  • Any testing of driver for alcohol and drugs
  • Any history of driver with alcohol and drugs
  • Phone and texting records of the driver
  • Inspection of intersection
  • Timing of traffic signals
  • Accident history at intersection
  • Evaluation if the crosswalks are located and striped per code
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident

Truck drivers have the responsibility to always drive in a safe and attentive manner and be aware of pedestrians.

Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in pedestrian accidents get the best result possible and have found some common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to yield right of way
  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving
  • Inexperienced driving
  • Fatigue
  • Alcohol or drug involvement
  • Backing up unsafely

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact an experienced pedestrian accident attorney at The Barnes Firm for a FREE consultation. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way. Call (800) 800-0000 today. It could be the best call you make.

Location of Crash – Central Ave. Near Nameoke Street

Central Ave Near Nameoke Street in Far Rockaway

 

 

 

 

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