Fatal Car Crashes Claim Lives Of 3 Over Memorial Day Weekend

During Memorial Day weekend, three people were killed in separate car accidents throughout New York City.


Ian Paul Blubb, 49, of Flatlands, Brooklyn, was struck by a 1999 Jeep Cherokee on Rockaway Parkway at around 10:20 p.m. on Friday. The police found Blubb lying on the road outside the crosswalk, according to reports. He was moved to Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.


The driver, who was identified as Richard Williams, 26, of East Flatbush, initially fled the scene, but later turned himself in to the authorities, police said. He was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

In another incident on Sunday, driver Shanelle Emanuel, 24, of Bayonne, crashed into a tree on Harlem River Drive at 5:30 a.m. as she was trying to merge into a ramp for the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge. The passenger, Kiara Jenkins, 24, from Jersey City, was killed from the impact of the crash.


Emanuel was taken into custody by police, according to reports, and was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving without a license.


Lastly, another man was killed and two passengers were injured in a car accident in Brooklyn on Monday. The 21-year-old male driver of a 2002 Nissan Maxima was heading westbound on the Belt Parkway when the driver lost control of the car and struck a light pole as he was trying to exit the parkway into East New York.


The driver, who has not yet been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two of his passengers, a 19-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man, were taken to Brookdale Hospital, according to reports. The woman was listed in stable condition, although she suffered from hip and leg injuries. The man was in critical condition with head injuries.


The attorneys at Morgan Levine Dolan have recovered millions of dollars for those who have been killed or injured in a car accident or pedestrian accident, or any other type of incident involving motor vehicles. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, please contact Jared Levine of Morgan Levine Dolan at 212-785-5115 today.


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