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Driver Identified in Queens Pedestrian Car Crash

Rene Hernandez, 43, was identified as the driver in a car crash that left a 75-year-old woman critically injured, officials said.   The woman, whose name was not released, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where she was treated for critical, but non-life threatening injuries.   The incident happened…

The low probability but high costs of catastrophic accidents

As a veteran construction worker, you know that you put yourself at risk every day that you step onto the job site. You could potentially hit your head on any number of protruding pieces of steel, fall into an uncovered hole, or simply hit your thumb while hammering…

Off-Duty NYPD Officer Killed, Another Injured In Bronx Crash

Officer Bianca Bennett, 27, of Queens, was killed after her car struck a traffic circle and flipped in Pelham Bay, officials said. The vehicle ran off the roadway at City Island Road and Park Drive, flipping several times before catching fire, officials said.   Bennett was a passenger…

LI Woman Injured After Being Pulled From Car Wreck

Melissa Ortiz, 36, of Yaphank, was pulled out of her burning vehicle after a National Grid truck collided with her sports utility vehicle, officials said.   The accident happened on the Long Island Expressway near Exit 60 in Ronkonkoma. The collision occurred in the eastbound lanes and resulted…

Two Pedestrians Hurt In Two Separate Car Accidents

Two pedestrians were struck and injured in separate car accidents over a span of two days, officials said. A 76-year-old woman, whose identity has not been released, was struck while she was crossing the street on York Avenue and 84th Street without a walk sign, officials said.  …

Bicyclist Killed By Truck In Upper West Side

Jin Yin Jiang, 59, a deliveryman, was on his bicycle without his helmet when he was struck by a truck, officials said. The accident happened on Broadway near West 88th Street on the Upper West Side.   According to police and witnesses, the cyclist tried to swerve around…

Two Pedestrians Struck On Sidewalk After Car Jumps Curb

Two pedestrians were hurt after a car jumped a curb and struck them near West 96th Street on the Upper West Side, officials said.   A Toyota Rav4 jumped the curb and struck a 63-year-old woman and a 59-year-old man, officials said.   The woman was found unconscious…

Elderly Man Killed In Bronx Hit-And-Run

A 72-year-old man was fatally struck by a car in Wakefield, Bronx, officials said. The man was crossing the intersection of Nereid and Richardson Avenues when a black Ford Fusion made a left-turn and struck him, officials said.   The victim was taken to Jacobi Medical Center where…

Boy Critically Injured After Flushing Car Crash

An 11-year-old boy was in critical condition after he was struck by an SUV in flushing, officials said. The boy was crossing the street at Willets Point Boulevard near 148th Street when a Jeep Grand Cherokee struck him.   The victim was transported to Elmhurst Hospital and treated…

Girl Injured After Van Crash In Forest Hills

An 11-year-old girl was injured after she was struck by a van in Forest Hills, Queens, officials said. The girl walked into traffic near 74th Avenue when she wa struck by a van driving eastbound on Metropolitan Avenue, officials said.   The girl was taken to Elmhurst Hospital…

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