Child Killed in Queens Pedestrian Accident

Bayron Palomino Arroyo, 8, was killed and his 10-year-old brother was injured in a Queens pedestrian accident the afternoon of March 13, Streetsblog NYC reports. Both children were struck by a pickup truck that was making a left turn onto the southbound side of 100th Street from 31st Avenue. Police say the 52-year-old driver accelerated too quickly when making the turn and struck the two children who were crossing the road. The driver was arrested and the investigation is ongoing. We offer our deepest condolences to the victim’s family and wish the injured child the very best for a quick and full recovery.

Driver with a Record

pedestrians accident attorneyAccording to an account in the New York Daily News, Bayron, a third-grader at a local public school, was in the crosswalk at the intersection with his mother and brother when they were struck. Jose Barcia was waiting to make a left turn onto 100th Street at a red light. When the light turned green, witnesses said, Barcia crossed over the double yellow line and around another driver who was first in line at the light. He then struck the pedestrians.

Streetsblog reports that the driver, Jose Barcia, was driving with a valid license in spite of having been arrested four times previously for driving without a license. It is not clear why Barcia was able to get a driver’s license after those arrests. His vehicle had also racked up eight camera-issued speeding tickets just since last June and has more than the threshold of $350 in unpaid, adjudicated tickets that allow the Sheriff’s department to tow away the vehicle. However, his pickup truck was not towed. He is facing one count of criminally negligent homicide in connection with this fatal pedestrian crash.

The Role of Speed in Pedestrian Accidents

Speed is a critical factor in pedestrian accidents and has a huge impact on the extent of the victim’s injuries. When vehicles travel at high speeds, the time available for drivers to react to unexpected situations decreases, increasing the likelihood of collisions with pedestrians. The force of impact escalates with speed, leading to more severe injuries or fatalities. Excessive speed also affects the stopping distance of vehicles, making it harder for drivers to brake in time and avoid accidents.

To curb pedestrian accidents, speed reduction measures such as implementing lower speed limits in urban areas, creating traffic calming zones, and installing speed bumps or traffic cameras are essential. Also, public awareness campaigns that highlight the dangers of speeding can help promote pedestrian safety.

Compensation for Victims

Injured victims of pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents can seek compensation from at-fault parties for damages including, but not limited to, medical expenses, lost wages and benefits, hospitalization, rehabilitation, permanent injuries, disabilities, past and future pain and suffering, etc. Families that have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents can seek compensation for damages such as medical and funeral costs, pain and suffering, lost future income, etc.

Pedestrian accident victims and their families should also remember that they can seek compensation for injuries or losses in collisions even if the victim was not walking in a marked crosswalk and even if the driver involved in collision was not charged. Our law firm recovered the full one-million-dollar insurance policy for a girl who was not in the crosswalk when a motor vehicle hit her.

Contacting an Experienced Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident or bicycle accident, or if you have lost a loved one in an auto accident caused by a negligent (careless) driver, the experienced personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options, and also fight hard to recover just compensation for you.

For over 52 years, our skilled accident attorneys have established a proven track record of helping injured victims get fair compensation for their losses. We recently recovered $5,600,000 for a bicyclist who was hit by a van, and $2,550,000 for another victim of a truck accident, and $3,000,000 for a pedestrian who was hit by a car, and $2,000,000 in a hit-and-run accident, and the full $1,000,000 insurance policy for a pedestrian who was hit by a truck, and $4,625,000 for a driver who was in a car and was hit by a van, and $2,500,000 for a man who fell through an improperly secured hole. Also, one of our clients obtained a verdict for $43,940,000 and another of our clients got a verdict for $23,500,000, both in medical malpractice cases.

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