August 31, 2018 – Truck Crashes Into Scaffolding In New York City
On August 3, around 5:15 pm a truck that was carrying 3 cars crashed into a taxi cab and scaffolding. The driver apparently lost control of his vehicle and when he hit the scaffolding part of it came down near 3rd Ave. There was a pedestrian who was walking on the sidewalk during the accident that was injured and taken to Bellevue Hospital with minor injuries. The Department of Buildings is checking to make sure the structure of the scaffolding is safe.
July 24, 2018 – Brooklyn Man Dies In New Jersey Turnpike Crash
On Wednesday, July 19, a multi-vehicle crash occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike around 5:40 pm. A pickup truck was rear-ended while traveling in the southbound lane by a garbage truck. The pickup truck was pushed into another car and an SUV from the impact of the crash. The 50-year-old passenger in the pickup truck died in the crash and the 39-year-old driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. There were several more minor injuries and the cause of the crash is under investigation.
June 27, 2018 – Teen Girl Crashes Stolen Vehicle Killing Three
A 15-year-old girl, who was driving a stolen SUV crashed the vehicle on a Long Island Parkway when she lost control of the vehicle. The crash occurred on Friday, June 8, and witnesses stated that they saw the vehicle traveling at a high speed. There were several teenage passengers and the driver’s 18-month old son in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Three of the teen passengers died in the crash.
May 8, 2018 – Car Crashes Into Restaurant Critically Injuring Several People
On Sunday night, May 6, a vehicle in Mamaroneck, NY backed into a popular restaurant, Enzo’s Ristorante during the dinner hours. Originally it was reported that 3 people were critically injured in the accident but later reports state that 9 people were injured and 4 people were critically injured in the accident. A 79-year-old woman of Yonkers hit two cars and then reversed into the restaurant according to the police report. The woman has been charged with DUI and was released on bail. She has a court date on Thursday where she may receive additional charges.
April 30, 2018 – Two People Charged With DWI After Fatal Car Crash
On Wednesday, April 4, a multi-car traffic accident occurred on the Nassau Expressway around 1:30 am. When police arrived at the scene one vehicle was engulfed in flames and victims were trapped inside the car. A newly engaged couple were victims of the crash who died at the scene when they were unable to be rescued from the burning vehicle. Seven other people were injured in the chain reaction crash, including both people who are being charged with DWI. There is a 25-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man being charged in connection with the accident.
March 22, 2018 – Two Children Killed In Tragic Brooklyn Car Crash
On Monday, March 5, a group of pedestrians, including children with their mothers, were crossing the street at a crosswalk in Brooklyn. At about 12:40 pm, a 2016 Volvo S60 ran a red light and struck the group of pedestrians that was crossing the intersection. Two young children were killed and their mothers were injured due to the crash. The driver had lost control of the vehicle and police are investigating whether a medical condition contributed to the accident.
February 7, 2018 – Winter Weather Causes Crash Involving 25 Vehicles
At around 9:30 am on Wednesday, February 7, a car crash occurred on the northbound lanes of the bridge of Interstate -87. This accident caused a chain reaction, according to police, and resulted in about 25 vehicles being involved in about 6 separate car crashes. There were no life-threatening injuries suffered but one woman was thrown from her vehicle and pinned up against the guardrail. The southbound side lanes were shut down for ambulances to utilize and were reopened in the afternoon.
January 11, 2018 – Staten Island Car Crash Leaves 2 Teens Injured
Close to midnight on December 31 a teen was driving a 2002 Ford Focus with a 17-year-old female passenger. As the vehicle was exiting the Staten Island Expressway the driver maintained a high speed and hit the curb at the bottom of the exit. The driver then lost control of the car which spun out and into two parked cars and then into a fence. The parked cars were unoccupied but both teens were taken to Staten Island University Hospital with serious injuries. The driver is in critical condition and the passenger is in serious condition with non life-threatening injuries.
December 14, 2017 – Long Island Car Accident Results In One Fatality
On Saturday, December 10, at around 5:00 pm, a car accident involving a pedestrian occurred on Long Island. Police officers were called to the scene where a 66-year-old woman was struck by a Hyundai Sonata and then by a Honda CRV, suffering from serious injuries. She was later pronounced dead by members of the Fire Department. The snowy weather made driving more dangerous than usual, and warnings were given to use caution if you needed to drive.
November 14, 2017 – Car Crash Into Home Leaves 1 Dead And 3 Injured
Early on Sunday morning, November 12, a 2004 Acura flew off the road and crashed into a home. The family residing in the home was unharmed but the driver and 2 occupants of the car were injured and 1 female passenger died. She was only 19-years-old and was pronounced dead at the scene. The family was unable to return to their home which will need repairs. Detectives are investigating the accident, and the other injured individuals are expected to fully recover.
October 16, 2017 – Belt Parkway Hit-And-Run Crash Causes 9 Injuries
Early in the morning on Sunday, October 15 a hit-and-run occurred on the Belt Parkway which involved a stolen car and several other vehicles. Around 1 am a man driving a stolen Mercedes was speeding without headlights on down the eastbound side of the Belt Parkway when he crashed into a sedan driven by a woman with 3 children in the car on Erskine Street. The sedan flew into another vehicle carrying 4 adults before crashing into a concrete wall. The suspect then took off on foot. All those involved in the crash who were injured, including the 3 children, were taken to the hospital and treated, and most have already been released. The suspect remains at large and an investigation into the accident is taking place.
September 19, 2017 – Couple Dies In Crash In Rural Upstate New York
At around midnight on Sunday, September 17, a married couple was in a car accident in the town of Ridgeway, a town about 40 miles west of Rochester. According to state troopers, the woman had brought the car to a stop to make a left turn onto Route 31. While the car was stopped a 22-year-old man rear-ended them. The 38-year-old woman who was driving was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester but he, unfortunately, passed away on Monday. The other driver survived the crash and was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Police are investigating the cause of the accident.
August 4, 2017 – New Jersey Man Faces Charges Over Queens Car Crash
A four-car crash occurred in Queens on a Sunday morning in July. According to police a New Jersey man driving an SUV on the Grand Central Parkway sideswiped a car and then lost control of his vehicle. The SUV crossed 3 lanes of traffic, hit another SUV, caused both vehicles to hit the guardrail, crossed the parkway, rolled over and hit another SUV. The New Jersey man had 4 passengers in his vehicle, two of which died as a result of the accident. The driver and six other people were injured. Police are investigating the accident and the driver of the SUV is charged with DWI and vehicular manslaughter.
July 12, 2017 – Car Crashes Into Tractor-Trailer In Queens
A little before 6am on Saturday, June 24, a car that was traveling on Skillman Avenue crashed into a tractor-trailer in Long Island City, Queens. The police are investigating the accident but it is believed that the driver of the car ran a red light and T-boned the tractor-trailer on Queens Boulevard. The 28-year-old driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident while his 17-year-old passenger was transported to Elmhurst Hospital in critical condition. The tractor-trailer driver was not injured in the accident.
June 15, 2017 – Multi-car Crash Leaves Two Dead
On Wednesday night, June 14, a multi-car crash occurred on the George Washington Bridge around 9 pm. According to the authorities, a box truck was stopped in traffic on the upper level of the bridge when an SUV slammed into the back of it. A 1-year-old girl and two women sustained minor injuries in the crash and they were transported to Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital for treatment. A 5-year-old girl and a man were killed in the crash. None of the victims’ names have been released and all victims were in the SUV and believed to be in the same family.
May 1, 2017 – 3-Year-Old Dies In Bronx Car Crash
On Saturday morning, April 29, around 10 am a garbage truck rear-ended a Chevy Malibu carrying a family of four. The Bronx accident occurred when the Chevy slowed down to go over a construction ramp and was hit by the privately-owned garbage truck, which swerved in an attempt to miss the vehicle. When the truck hit the car it caused it to crash into a metal pole. The passengers of the car were taken to Lincoln Hospital for treatment where, sadly, the 3-year-old passenger was pronounced dead. There was construction work scheduled to occur in the area of the crash and the surface of the road had been removed causing it to become bumpy. According to the NYPD, no criminality is suspected and the sanitation truck driver did remain on the scene.
April 6, 2017 – Woman Dies In Horrific Car Crash After Birthday Celebration
A college junior came home for spring break and went out to celebrate her 21st birthday last month. While on her way home to Brooklyn, after a night out with friends and family, the driver of the car she was in lost control of the automobile. The driver was an off-duty NYPD traffic agent, who was allegedly driving drunk, slammed the car into the barrier dividing the roadway and then into a support pillar. The gray 2013 Infiniti crashed so hard that the car ripped in half. The young woman was riding in the back seat and was ejected from the car. She died on the scene. The driver of the car has been charged with vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, and DWI. He has also been suspended from his job.
March 13, 2017 – New York Driver Crashes Car And Leaves Brother Behind
Police are still searching for the driver of a 2008 Acura that crashed into a tree and a parked car at about 4:15 am on Sunday, March 12 in Queens. The driver was speeding when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed the car leaving his older brother inside, critically injured. Extraction tools were needed to rescue the man from the car and he was taken to Jamaica Hospital. The driver had exited the disabled vehicle and received a ride to Interfaith Medical Center to receive treatment before rescuers arrived and had already left the facility when the police got there.
February 3, 2017 – Off-Duty Officer Dies In Bronx Crash
On Wednesday night a 27-year-old off-duty police officer died when she lost control of her Dodge Charger, it flipped over and burst into flames on Park Avenue in the Bronx. Two police officers saw the accident and ran to assist the driver and her passenger who sustained injuries to both legs. Sadly, they were unable to rescue the driver before the vehicle exploded. Several witnesses commented on the severity of the flames and what a traumatic event it was. The two officers that came to the rescue were treated for smoke inhalation and released. The 9th Precinct stationhouse where the deceased officer worked mourned the loss of their officer on Thursday by hanging purple bunting in her honor. Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
January 20, 2017 – Driver In Accident Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter
On Monday, January 2, an off-duty New Rochelle police officer crashed his black Jeep Cherokee into a tree on Mamaroneck Avenue at 3 am. The passenger in the car was rushed to White Plains Hospital Center and was pronounced dead. He was 27. The driver had a blood-alcohol content of .23 percent which is almost three times the legal limit. He suffered serious injury to his legs which required surgery. He will be charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.
December 13, 2016 – Families Of NYC Accident Victims Rally For Safety
Late last month the families of pedestrians who were killed when they were struck by cars in New York City gathered outside at City Hall Park to remember their deceased loved ones. Several attendees recalled fond memories of their friends and family members while also pushing for increased safety for walkers and bikers. Some people commented on the dangers that exist in the city for bikers and pedestrians while also expressing their grief. New data shows that for the first time in three years the number of deaths on city streets and highways has increased.
November 3, 2016 – Woman Killed In Long Island Car Crash
An investigation is ongoing into a two car crash that occurred on Long Island on Wednesday night, just before 8:30pm. A 45-year-old man was driving a 2001 Buick LeSabre and crashed into an automobile driven by a 24-year-old man. A 33-year-old female passenger in the Buick was pronounced dead at the hospital while the driver was hospitalized with a leg injury. According to police, charges against him are pending. The driver of the other vehicle was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
October 10, 2016 – Queens Woman Dies In Tragic Car Accident
Desray Leroy, a 23-year-old New York City College of Technology grad, died in a September car accident in Queens. Leroy and six friends were driving in an Audi, designed to seat five, on their way home from Leroy’s sister’s birthday party when the accident occurred. Leroy was seated on a rear passenger’s lap when the Audi crashed into a car driven by an unlicensed motorist, then crashed into a wall and flipped. Leroy was taken to Jamaica Hospital with head trauma where she passed away. Police are investigating whether drugs or alcohol played a part in the accident.
September 8, 2016 – Man Struck By Steel Beam In Brooklyn Accident
A freak accident occurred in Brooklyn on Thursday, August 25 around 4 pm, when according to witnesses, a man rear ended a truck double parked outside of a warehouse near the intersection of Louisiana and Dewitt Avenues. The accident caused a steel beam to fall from the back of the truck and crash through the windshield of the car, striking the driver. Firefighters cut the vehicle open to rescue the man who was then taken to Brookdale Hospital in serious condition.
August 17, 2016 – Recent Graduate Struck And Killed In Car Accident
A 2016 Emory graduate, Jack Koval, died recently after being struck by a vehicle in New York City in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. Koval was crossing the southbound portion of the highway between W 45th and 46th Streets and was hit while walking into northbound traffic. Emergency personnel arrived at the scene and transported him to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead from head and body trauma. He was 22 years old. The driver of the vehicle was not injured and remained at the scene until police arrived. He complied with officers and at this time no criminal charges have been pressed. NYPD has stated that the investigation is still active.
April 6, 2016- 98-Year-Old Central New York Woman Dies In Head-On Collision
On Sunday, April 3, 2016, a 98-year-old Central New York woman died in a collision on a road covered with snow. According to authorities, a 2004 Jeep lost control on the snowy road in Herkimer County and crossed into oncoming traffic. The 2004 Jeep ended up being involved in a head-on collision with another Jeep which led to the death of the 98-year-old woman who was a passenger in the car. She was pronounced dead at the scene, however, the other two drivers were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
March 10, 2016- Cheektowaga, NY Man Killed In Hit-And-Run Accident
A 27-year-old man is dead following a hit-and-run accident in a western New York parking lot. The accident took place in the early hours of Sunday March 6th where authorities responded to a report of an unresponsive man who seemed to have been hit by a car. The car and the driver behind this incident were found but no arrests have been made.
February 26, 2016- Albany, New York Woman Arrested For Driving While Intoxicated
A 31-year-old woman from Albany New York was arrested and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and multiple vehicle and traffic violations. Her blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.20%. State police initially stopped the woman’s vehicle on Broadway for various traffic violations before they checked her blood alcohol content.
February 10, 2016- Brooklyn Man Crashes Into Commissioner’s Car
A 25-year-old man crashed into the Department of Investigation Commissioner’s car in Midtown. The crash happened as the man was being chased by the official’s detective driver. He first side-swiped the commissioner’s car and did not stay on the scene of the accident. A police chase ensued that caused him to be charged with reckless driving and driving without a license. Visit our weekly accident report for more accident information.
January 28, 2016- Brooklyn Cyclist Struck And Killed By A Truck
On January 19th 2016, a 54-year-old bicyclist was struck and killed by a truck that did not stop and stay on the scene of the accident. The accident took place in Brooklyn. The cyclist was pronounced dead at the hospital he was taken. No arrests were made for this incident. To find out more information about this accident and others that took place in New York State, visit our weekly accident report round up.
January 14, 2016- Wrong- Way Crash Leaves Woman Charged With DWI
In Irondequoit, New York, a 63-year-old woman who was driving north in the southbound lanes of State Route 590 was charged with driving while intoxicated. The woman who was identified as Lynn Saylor, was driving a pick up truck that crashed into another vehicle head on. Saylor was charged with other traffic and vehicle violations as well. Fortunately, Saylor and the woman she crashed into were both treated with minor injuries. Police opened an investigation for this wrong-way crash.