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Box Truck Smashes Into Queens Bagel Store; 5 Injured

It can happen in an instant. An accident often comes without warning and a person's life can change forever as a result. Customers and workers who were inside a bagel store in the Forest Hills section of Queens can attest to that.

Yesterday, a box truck driver lost control of his truck and crashed the front end of it through the window of a quiet, neighborhood bagel shop. The truck smashed through the plate-glass front of 'Bagels For You', a store on the corner of Queens Boulevard near 76th Road. The sudden crash resulted in five unsuspecting people, including a baby, being hospitalized. The crash left the store a wreck with debris everywhere. A store worker helped pull the baby out from the wreckage. Emergency personnel rushed the injured victims to local hospitals. Thankfully, all are expected to survive.

How did this happen? The truck's driver, apparently from a Long Island company called Casanova Mechanical, struck a parked car and lost control of the truck. The truck then careened into the bagel shop, shattering the glass front window and startling many in the area. The truck occupied half of the store when it came to rest. Witnesses described the thundering crash sounding like a "loud explosion, the loudest noise in my life."

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who were impacted by this truck accident. May their recoveries be swift and as pain-free as possible.

Block O'Toole & Murphy is a law firm that is accustomed to helping folks who have stared down a harrowing tragedy. We understand how the tragic accident can impact your life, happiness, relationships and ability to support your loved ones. We enjoy fighting for people when they need it most and we have a track record of success that remains unmatched. The trial lawyers at this Serious Accident Law Firm have recovered more than $800,000,000 in verdicts and settlements for the seriously injured clients that they have represented. You can learn more about the lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy by reviewing the firm website at You can contact them now for a free consultation at 212.736.5300.


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