The woman in question, identified only as Lucia, said the crash left her injured and without a car, CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon reported Monday.
Video shows an Amazon Logistics truck pulling out and hitting a parked car in Queens.
Lucia said she was waiting for her husband to return from the grocery store when the car she was traveling in was hit.
“It was definitely scary because it was unexpected,” Lucia said. “It was just a big explosion. That’s all I feel.”
Police say the crash happened on October 22 on Beach Channel Drive and Beach 70th Street in Far Rockaway.
According to Lucia, the driver left the scene. But after she and her husband chased him, he turned around and spoke to the police.
Lucia suffered a neck injury from the impact.
“From the impact, I definitely got whipped and I got my neck hurt by accident,” she told Dhillon.
Lucia, a mother of four, said her vehicle was immovable and she had to rent it. While she has basic liability insurance, it doesn’t cover collisions.
Lucia said she has repeatedly asked Amazon to pay for her insurance along with her rent. She received a response from the company saying they were looking into the matter a few weeks ago.
“Well, the main one is my car because I depend on it. I do everything. I take my kids to school, I take my daughter to work, my husband goes to work. Just be responsible. That’s all I ask, to be held accountable,” said Lucia.
Depressed, Lucia is now suing Amazon along with the truck driver. She called the whole experience extremely frustrating.
“How big is Amazon? I think you should be a little more responsible. You have a reputation behind your name,” says Lucia.
Lucia said she did nothing wrong and deserves compensation in this situation.
Amazon has not responded to CBS2’s request for comment. We were unable to contact the van driver.
CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon contributed to this report.
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