Tragically, a car accident takes the life of a child

A Queens car crash occurred when a woman lost control of her car and smashed into a car wash. The collision killed two pedestrians, who were walking on the sidewalk in front of the building.

Queens Car Crash Details

According to ABC7NY, the accident occurred on February 7, 2022 during the afternoon. The Mazda driver was a 35-year-old woman who had just left a supermarket. Daquan Jones, a man who witnessed the accident, said when her car left the supermarket parking lot it was traveling at a high rate of speed. He suspected that the gas pedal had become jammed. The car leaped over the curb and hit two pedestrians before crashing through the car wash.

Jones had barely escaped being hit himself, and said if the crash had occurred a few seconds later, the car would have struck him as well. He looked up just in time to jump out of the car’s way.

In addition, grocery store employees said the driver had shopped in their store immediately before the crash. A surveillance video confirmed the fact that as the driver was pulling out of the parking lot, the vehicle sped up and crashed into the car wash. In fact, the car went through the building so far that the building partially collapsed. The car wash had gone out of business. Therefore, fortunately no one was in the building during the accident.

The 10-year-old girl died instantly, and the 33-year-old female pedestrian suffered injuries. EMTs transported her to Jamaica Hospital.

The driver of the Mazda remained at the accident scene. EMTs also transported her for treatment of injuries.

The authorities did not know why the driver lost control of the vehicle. However, a sticker in the back window of her vehicle read: “New driver. Please be patient.”

A Legal Perspective of the Accident

When bringing a car accident lawsuit against another party, the attorney must provide evidence that the other party caused the accident. In this case, the woman driving the car was likely at fault. If the vehicle’s accelerator malfunctioned, it might be possible to hold the manufacturer accountable. Under such circumstances, the accident lawyer would have to prove the accelerator pedal was defective or that some other mechanical issue caused the accident due to negligence by the manufacturer.

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