Queens, NY – Teen Killed in Fatal Collision on Belt Pkwy

By Steven Miller
Senior Partner

Queens, NY (December 8, 2020) – Around 8:45 p.m. on Monday night, December 8, a teen was killed in a fatal collision on a Queens highway.

According to police, the accident took place in the westbound lanes of Belt Parkway around the area of North Conduit Avenue. The 18-year-old operator of the vehicle realized that she got off at the wrong exit and went through a grassy median. When she tried to get back on the roadway, her vehicle forcefully overturned.

An 18-year-old passenger, identified as Datanja Britt, was ejected from the vehicle. She was taken to Jamaica Hospital for treatment of her injuries but was pronounced dead while there.

The driver, a 15-year-old passenger, and a 16-year-old passenger were all hospitalized and are expected to be okay.

The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for some time.

No further details have been released. The investigation continues.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Accidents in New York 

Every year, hundreds of people are killed in fatal accidents throughout the entire state of New York. In fact, in just one year’s time, over 316 people were killed in fatal New York accidents due to the outright negligence of others. These accidents take place due to many common reasons including distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, drowsy driving, and more. If you have lost someone you love in an accident and believe another party is to blame, you should have the help of an attorney moving forward.

Facing the aftermath of a New York car accident can impact your life in many ways. You may wonder how you will move forward on a financial level as you are recovering on a physical level. Speaking with an accident attorney can put your claim into perspective as you start to answer questions concerning your case. For instance, what deadlines will you have to meet when it comes to your claim? What evidence will play the biggest role in proving your claim? With an attorney, you can make sure you have the answers to these questions and so many more.

Our New York accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano are here for you after you have been hurt in a car accident that is not your fault. You have options and should never have to stand alone in your dire time of need. Our attorneys can assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of losses. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in New York at 516-484-4010 to find out how we can help you.

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About the Author
Steven Miller, Esq. is the founding member and Senior Partner in Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. Mr. Miller’s extensive career as a trial attorney spans five decades. He tries cases for the catastrophically injured victims of construction site accidents, motor vehicle and premises accidents caused by the negligence of others. Mr. Miller is a detail oriented, tenacious attorney committed to achieving the maximum results for his clients; he has obtained numerous seven figure verdicts and settlements.