Banville Law’s New York State accident report this week sees a variety of hit-and-run, wrong way and Thruway accidents.
New York, NY: Teen Dies Following A Hit-And-Run Accident
A 17 year old was hit and killed in Queens in a hit and run accident. The teenager was identified as Jaremello Ovidio.
The accident took place on December 8. Police say a black Toyota Camry struck the teenager as he was trying to cross the street. The driver of the car did not stay on the scene.
Ovidio was transported to Elmhurst hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police are still looking for the driver of the Camry.
Lewis, NY: Man Dies After Two Cars Collide
On December 8, two cars collided on State Route 9 in the Town of Lewis. One man from Willsboro was killed in the collision.
One driver was driving south on State Route 9 and the other was coming north when the two cars collided head on. The surviving driver was taken to Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital and was later transferred to Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. According to the police, the driver is in stable condition.
An Essex County Coroner pronounced the other driver dead at the scene. State police are still investigating the crash.
Queens, NY: Wrong Way Crash Injures Two And Kills One Person
A wrong way crash on December 7 killed one person and left two others with minor injuries. The accident happened due to a wrong way driver who crossed a raised median, leading him to crash into a city bus in Queens.
According to authorities the crash happened at Union Turnpike and 175th Street, close to the St. John’s University Queens Campus.
Kevin Oritz, Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman, stated that a car headed the wrong way down Union Turnpike crashed head-first into a Q46 bus in the eastbound lane.
The 61 year old man, who was driving a 2004 Ford Taurus, died at the scene.
Albany, NY: Tractor-Trailer Collision Injures Driver
A collision with a tractor-trailer injured the driver of a sedan in Albany. The driver was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer on the Thruway.
This accident closed down a lane of the highway for close to two hours on Monday afternoon. According to State Police Sgt. Matthew Izbicki, the car’s driver was transported via ambulance to Albany Medical Center Hospital.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation and the extent of the driver’s injuries has not yet been disclosed.
Queens, NY: Flipped Car Critically Injures One And Kills Another Passenger
On December 6, one man died and another was critically injured after their car spun out of control and slammed into a median on Queens street. Both were pinned inside the car.
The driver of the car was identified as Jorge Bermudez. Bermudez was driving at Laurel Hill Blvd and 49th St under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in Maspeth. According to police and witnesses, the driver lost control.
Witnesses ran to the aid of the people in the car, where they found both men unconscious and called 911. According to some bystanders, the crash was so loud that they thought a building had collapsed.
The victims were quickly transported to Elmhurst Hospital Center where Bermudez later died. The passenger in the car with Bermudez was listed as being in critical condition.
The NYPD’s collision investigation squad is investigating the one-car accident.