Queens injury attorney: Bronx mother of 4 killed in pedestrian-vehicle accident

07/13/2011 // New York City, New York, USA // New York City Accident Lawyer // Jonathan C Reiter

According to reports received by Queens injury attorney, Jonathan C Reiter, a mother of four was struck and killed by a vehicle Saturday, June 25, 2011. As reported by MyFoxNY.com, the pedestrian fatality occurred when 46-year-old Evelyn Vasquez, of the Bronx, was crossing the street at 12th Street and 40th Avenue in Queens. She was struck by a vehicle turning into the lane she was traversing.

Witnesses to the pedestrian fatality reported to Fox New York City that Vasquez was in the process of picking up her fallen eyeglasses when the vehicle struck her.

Upon emergency services arrival, Vasquez was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital. The mother of four was pronounced dead upon arrival.

The driver of the vehicle involved with the pedestrian fatality was 29-year-old Apostal Cela of Queens. He remained at the scene of the accident and was arrested by police officers who arrived at the scene. He was driving a blue 1997 Ford van when he struck Vasquez, according to Queens injury attorney Jonathan C Reiter.

Furthermore, according to Queens injury attorney, Jonathan C Reiter, Cela was apprehended for driving the pedestrian fatality – involved vehicle without a license.

Queens injury attorney Jonathan C Reiter points out that 446 New York City pedestrians were killed between 2007 and 2009, according to a report released by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. Queens saw the third highest pedestrian fatality rate, behind Brooklyn and Manhattan, according to the report.

Queens injury attorney Jonathan C Reiter also explains that the majority, approximately two-thirds of pedestrian fatality accidents occur at intersections, such as the intersection where Vasquez was killed.

*Leading Queens injury attorney Jonathan C Reiter states if you or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident or pedestrian fatality, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. Located in the Empire State Building, with more than thirty years of experience litigating the multifaceted claims of vehicular accident victims and their families, contacting Queens injury attorney Jonathan Reiter with regard to your particular personal injury or wrongful death case may help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

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