Speed Was A Factor In An Accident Queens Parkway That Resulted In A Woman’s Death
While it may be fun and present a sense of danger, speeding is one of the main contributing factors in accidents. According to the NHTSA, in 2017, speeding was a contributing factor in 27% of all fatal accidents. While many may consider speeding to be just breaking a minor traffic law, the consequences can be deadly.
Speeding can present a much higher risk of the driver losing control of the vehicle. It also reduces the effectiveness of seatbelts and airbags in a collision. It is also a primary factor in the severity of accidents; the faster a vehicle is traveling, the greater the damage when an accident occurs. This damage not only occurs to the vehicle, but to the driver and passengers within.
The New York Daily News reports that an aspiring doctor has been killed in a Queens Parkway crash.
The accident happened along Queens Parkway at about 1:20 p.m. on Sunday.
According to police, 22-year-old Michelle Garcia was a passenger in a 2002 Subaru Impreza. The driver of the vehicle was speeding when the vehicle spun out of control on the Grand Central Parkway.
The vehicle first hit a guardrail, then slammed into an SUV from behind. Garcia suffered from head and chest injuries in the crash. She was rushed to a local hospital where she died.
The driver of the Subaru, identified as 21-year-old Michael Galindo, suffered from minor injuries.
No one has been charged in the crash.