Choekyi Norzom Queens: Choekyi Norzom Killed In Queens Car Accident At Roosevelt Avenue and 65th Street In Woodside
QUEENS, NEW YORK (November 29, 2019) – A 49-year-old woman identified as Choekyi Norzom was tragically killed in a car accident with a van that took place by Roosevelt Avenue and 65th Street in Woodside.
New York police officials are saying that the accident took place around 9:00 a.m. on Friday morning. For reasons that remain under investigation Choekyi Norzom was struck by a van that was making a left turn.
Paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the victim. Choekyi Norzom was taken to the Elmhurst Hospital in order to receive treatment.
Despite life-saving measures she was later pronounced dead due to her injuries. Police blocked off the intersection for some time as they investigated.
The driver of the van that hit the Choekyi Norzom remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
Liability In Queens Car Accidents
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “In 2016, 5,987 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States. This averages to one crash-related pedestrian death every 1.5 hours. Additionally, almost 129,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for non-fatal crash-related injuries in 2015.” Elderly pedestrians and children remain the most at risk. There are a number of factors commonly associated with pedestrian accidents including:
- Driver intoxication
- Distracted driving
- Dangerous left turns
Drivers in New York have a legal responsibility to yield the right of way to pedestrians that are in lawfully marked crosswalks. When a driver hits a pedestrian while making a left turn they will typically be held at fault. According to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law (Sec. 1411), “The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left within an intersection or into an alley, private road, or driveway shall yield the right of way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.”
The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help a victim’s surviving family with lost wages, medical bills, funeral expenses and pain and suffering. It’s important that evidence is properly collected and preserved after an accident. Witnesses should be sought out and interviewed. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Woodside, Queens Pedestrian Accident
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our deepest condolences to the family of Choekyi Norzom. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to authorities as they continue their investigation. As personal injury attorneys and consumer safety advocates it is our sincere hope that measures are taken to help make this intersection safer.