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Crash in Queens Kills Mother, Critically Injures Girl

Posted on Jul 19, 2016
IntersectionNo one can predict when or where an accident will happen or what the outcome of an accident may be.  Sadly, some accidents end in a tragic loss of life. When that happens, it can leave families grappling with the question of what to do or where to go next.

That is what happened in an accident involving an SUV that struck a passenger vehicle that was carrying a mother and her 9-year-old daughter in Queens on Sunday July 16th. The impact of the crash left the mother dead and the young girl critically injured.

According to police investigators, the accident occurred at approximately 5:00 p.m. when the vehicle that as carrying Zaalika Rasool and her daughter in the back seat, a 2010 Toyota Corolla, was struck by a BMW X5 that failed to stop at a sign located near 115th Avenue and 130th Street in Ozone Park.

Police say that after striking the Corolla, the BMW struck three parked cars before coming to a stop.

Investigators say that Rasool, 40, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident while Rasool's daughter was taken to Long Island Jewish Medical Center and is currently listed in critical condition. 

Two additional people were in the Toyota according to police. One passenger, a 71-year-old man, was also taken to a hospital. The 47-year-old driver of the Corolla was uninjured in the fatal crash.

Police say that a passenger in the BMW was also taken to the hospital for treatment. 

The driver of the BMW fled the scene on foot but was later arrested and charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, assault, leaving the scene of an accident causing death, leaving the scene of an accident causing injury, aggravated unlicensed operator..

Having the advice of an attorney after you or a loved one has been in an accident is essential. At Goldstein & Bashner, we have more than 40 years of combined experience in accident and personal injury lawsuits. Let us put our experience and dedication to the law work for you. You and your family deserve to have compensation for the injuries that you have suffered by holding those responsible accountable.

If you live in Long Island or NYC, contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation initial consultation and legal analysis. Let us answer all of your questions today.

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