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Queens Fiery Fatal Crash

A 21 year old driver was killed early Saturday about 12:45a.m. when his car slammed into a loading dock in Queens.

The driver’s BMW, was reportedly speeding on eastbound Union Turnpike when he lost control of the vehicle.

The car jumped the divider of the roadway, crashed into the loading dock of a Queens supermarket in Glendale bursting into flames.

The 21 year old driver, was pronounced dead later at Jamaica Hospital.

Speed Kills

“Sadly, speeding often times will lead to a crash,” said Paul Ajlouny, New York car accident lawyer. “vehicle accidents involving speed end up with victims suffering serious injury, or even death. The speeding driver, vehicles in his or her path, any passengers, cyclists or pedestrian’s are all in danger.”

“Social and situational factors such as impairment, mobile phone use, fatigue, social group and peers — and in this case — speed, affects the crash risk of a young driver; as seen in this tragic accident” says Mr. Ajlouny.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that 5,933 speeding drivers died in crashes in 2014, the most recent year available. Another 1,835 passengers in those speeding cars died, along with 1,136 occupants of other vehicles, 314 pedestrians and 46 bicyclists.1

NHTSA said 112,580 people died in speeding-related crashes from 2005 through 2014. The number of speeding-related crashes dropped from 13,583 to 9,283 per year during that decade. Speeding’s share of fatalities also declined from 31% to 28% during that period.

But fatalities have begun to edge up in 2015 and 2016, leaving safety experts scrambling for ways to curb the carnage.

 

Resources:

  1. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/07/25/safety…speed-kills…/510717001/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4117653/

Driver dies in fiery crash in Bronx

A driver on a Bronx highway died after sideswiping another vehicle and slamming into a pole early Saturday, cops said. Saturday, January 13, 2018, 3:15 a.m.

William Santana from Queens, NY, was speeding when he struck the Lincoln MKZ on the Major Deegan Expressway on Saturday, about 3:15 a.m. Santana died in the fiery crash.

William Santana, 47 a Queens man died in a fiery crash on a Bronx highway early Saturday, police said.

William Santana, 47 a Queens man died in a fiery crash on a Bronx highway Saturday AM

William Santana, 47, was behind the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz on the Major Deegan Expressway, when he sideswiped an SUV, and slammed into a wall, causing his car to explode into flames, according to police.

The vehicles were traveling south side by side when Santana, who was in the left lane, veered into the middle lane, striking the side of the SUV. First respondents upon arrival on the scene found the Mercedes-Benz engulfed in fire on a grassy area, Santana, died at the scene.

Recent Crashes On Bronx-bound Major Deegan Expressway:

New York Car Accident Lawyer Paul Ajlouny of the NY Law Firm Ajlouny Injury Law weighs in on this tragic accident.

“This unfortunate accident appears to have been caused by excessive speed. A safe speed should always be maintained while driving on any highway transportation. In most accidents speed is the reason for most traffic accidents. Other factors for highway accidents include weather related hazards (icy roads), distracted driving, fatigue and drinking. Condolences are offered out to the Santana family. Our prayers and hearts are with the family.” says Mr. Ajlouny.

Resources:

http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/document.php?id=cqresrre1952122400

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