One Driver Is Dead And Two Others Injured After A Crash
According to research done by the advocacy group the Storefront Safety Council, the number of times vehicles crash into buildings is staggering. The data indicate that drivers crash their cars into buildings on average, 60 times per day. These crashes kill as many as 500 people per year and leave 4,000 injured. Seniors are represented in 40% of all these crashes, while people aged 30-60 account for 31% and drivers under 30 represent 29%. The leading cause among many of these crashes was operator error, in the case of seniors, mistaking the gas and brake pedals. Another two other factors were distracted driving and intoxication, with the latter cause accounting for 16% of accidents involving cars that crash into buildings.
Pix 11 reports that a multi-vehicle accident that sent a van into a Queens store left one person dead and two others injured.
The deadly crash happened early Thursday in the area of Jamaica Avenue 134th Street.
An investigation concluded that a man was driving his Lexus west when he disregarded a traffic light and collided with the back of a Toyota. The driver then continued traveling into the eastbound lanes of Jamaica Avenue. He then struck a Honda van, where the collision sent the van into the front of a check-cashing store.
The driver of the Lexus suffered from fatal injuries in the accident. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The two other drivers were injured, but they are in stable condition at area hospitals.