Queens, NY – Woman Killed in Pedestrian Accident at Gold St Car Wash

By Steven Miller
Senior Partner

Queens, NY (February 16, 2021) – Around 2 p.m. on Monday, February 15, a woman was killed in a pedestrian accident in Queens. 

According to officials, the accident took place at a car wash located at the corner of Cross Bay Boulevard and Gold Street. An employee identified as 43-year-old Edwin Vargas was leaving the car wash bay when he struck a female customer in the parking lot with his vehicle. 

Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the crash. The pedestrian, identified as a 54-year-old woman, was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. 

After striking the pedestrian, Vargas also struck a parked car before he came to a stop. Police charged him with vehicular manslaughter, vehicular assault, DWI, and more.

The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

Pedestrian Accidents in New York 

Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads due to the fact that they have no protection from harm. Every single year, hundreds of lives are taken as a result of pedestrian accidents throughout the state of New York. New York is actually one of the states with the largest amount of pedestrian fatalities throughout the U.S. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one due to a pedestrian accident, you are likely feeling alone and confused. It is important that you have legal help on your side.

Losing somebody unexpectedly can turn your life upside-down, especially when a life has been taken due to a preventable accident. New York pedestrian accidents prove fatal more often than many other accidents on our roads. As you struggle through the grief of losing somebody you love in an accident, you may wonder how you will ever afford to keep up with the bills that pile up against you. It is essential that you have the help of an accident attorney on your side so that you can move forward.

Our New York accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents over the years. We understand how traumatic these losses can be and offer our help to you when you need it the most. Our attorneys will help you work toward justice and compensation for a wide array of losses such as medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and so much more. Please contact a New York pedestrian accident attorney that you can rely on at 516-484-4010 for more information.

Notes: Our writers use secondary sources when creating these accident news posts. These sources include police and fire accident reports, news stories and newspaper stories, and first-hand accounts from eyewitnesses to the accidents. For that reason, the details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our staff at Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. If you do find any information that is incorrect, contact our firm to have a correction made immediately. If you would prefer the post to be removed from our site, let us know and we will accommodate you as soon as possible. 

Disclaimers: The attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. have strived to build a solid reputation in the local business community throughout the decades. These posts are written to bring attention to the dangers related to serious accidents in our region and hope that everyone uses caution when operating a motor vehicle  The photos used in this post were not taken at the accident scene. The information in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. This post is not a solicitation for business.

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.