Cyclist Critically Injured After Dump Truck Accident In Brooklyn

A 35-year-old male cyclist was critically injured after he was struck by a dump truck driver in downtown Brooklyn, officials said. The accident happened at Jay and Tillary streets around 7 a.m. on Tuesday.   The victim was taken to Methodist Hospital with head and leg trauma. He…

Pedestrian Killed By Hit-And-Run Van In The Bronx

David Pajarito-Mendez, 38, of Brighton Beach, was fatally struck by a hit-and run van in Morrisania, Bronx on Monday evening, officials said. The accident happened near East 162nd Street and Courtlandt Avenue.   According to surveillance footage, Pajarito-Mendez wobbled onto the street and laid there for about 45…

Exploding Phone Injuries Prompt Samsung To Recall All Galaxy Note 7s

Several new incidents of reported overheating by the Galaxy Note 7 replacement phones has prompted Samsung to recall its Galaxy Note 7 phone line altogether.   Samsung has already issued a recall of its popular phone line back in September, asking consumers to turn in the devices for…

At Least 33 Injured After LIRR Train Derailment

At least 33 people were injured after a Long Island Railroad (LIRR) passenger train partially derailed a half mile east of New Hyde Park, officials said. The train had sideswiped a stationary maintenance car, officials said.   All the victims suffered non-life threatening injuries, Nassau County Executive Ed…

Drunk Driver Fatally Strikes Manhattanville College Student

Robert Schartner, 21, of Fishkill, was fatally struck by a drunk driver at the intersection of Westchester Avenue and Anderson Hill Road in White Plains, officials said. Schartner was a dedicated lacrosse player at Manhattanville College, police and relatives said.   Schartner was walking back to school at…

Hit-And-Run Driver Critically Injures Man In Brooklyn

A man was critically injured after he was run over by a hit-and-run driver in Brooklyn, officials said.   The victim, whose name has not been released, was attempting to cross Fourth Avenue near Atlantic Avenue when a car struck him, officials said. The car that struck him…

Driver Arrested After Fatally Striking UES Woman

Pjerin Gjerji, 48, of Yorktown Heights, was arrested and charged with failing to yield and exercise due caution in the car accident that killed Blanca Pagan, 73, of the Upper East Side, officials said.   Pagan was attempting to cross the street at East 89th Street and York…

Pedestrian Critically Injured After Car Crash In Cypress Hills

A 48-year-old man, whose name was not immediately released, was critically injured after a car struck him while he was crossing the street in Brooklyn, officials said.   The victim was attempting to cross the street at Atlantic and Norwood avenues in Cypress Hills when he was struck…

Pedestrian Fatally Struck On Queens Highway

A man was fatally struck when he attempted to cross the Van Wyck Expressway in Queens officials said.   The 67-year-old, whose name has not been released, was attempting to cross the highway from the northbound side near the Atlantic Avenue side when he was struck by a…

Eight People Injured After Bus Overturns In The Bronx

Eight people were hurt after a school bus overturned on the Bruckner Expressway in the Bronx, officials said. The accident happened near East Tremont Avenue in Throgs Neck.   The bus driver, a teacher, a matron and five school kids were taken to Jacobi Medical Center. They suffered…

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