• June 13, 2022

Man Injured in Tesla, Truck Accident on 59th Avenue in Queens, NY

Queens, NY -- June 11, 2022, a man was seriously injured due to an accident where a Tesla crashed with a truck along 59th Avenue.

At around 6:20 a.m., authorities responded to the area of 59th Avenue and Rust Street in the Maspeth area. The exact cause of the crash remains unclear at this time.

It appears a 67-year-old man was in a Tesla traveling on 59th Avenue when the Tesla lost control. It went to the side of the road where it crashed into the back of a box truck.

Due to the collision, the Tesla driver was taken to a hospital with critical injuries. Reports currently say that the man is "not expected to survive." Additional details are unavailable at this time.

Commentary on Tesla, Truck Accident on 59th Avenue in Queens

Crashes like this often catch headlines due simply to the fact they involve a Tesla. There are many legitimate concerns about things like Autopilot that I certainly wouldn't suggest ignoring here. But the reality is there are far more likely factors that need to be considered here.

Queens, NY Tesla, Truck Accident Injures Man on 59th Avenue

I don't just mean things like distracted driving or speeding, which also warrant attention. Other things like tire blowouts, road hazards, medical emergencies, fatigue, other reckless drivers that left the scene, and even other mechanical defects warrant attention, as well. Folks in New York also often talk about the problems surrounding commercial trucks parking where they shouldn't and blocking bike lanes and travel lanes. That, too, is more likely than any kind of complex computer issues.

The point here is that finding out what led to a crash means more than looking into just the most common factors, but it also means not getting lost in the weeds just because something is more eye-catching. I've helped hundreds of people get answers by ensuring independent accident reconstructionists with proper tools and experience look into all the possible factors and let the evidence speak for itself. I see no reason why similar steps wouldn't help here, as well.

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