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Driver dies in fiery crash in Bronx

A driver on a Bronx highway died after sideswiping another vehicle and slamming into a pole early Saturday, cops said. Saturday, January 13, 2018, 3:15 a.m.

William Santana from Queens, NY, was speeding when he struck the Lincoln MKZ on the Major Deegan Expressway on Saturday, about 3:15 a.m. Santana died in the fiery crash.

William Santana, 47 a Queens man died in a fiery crash on a Bronx highway early Saturday, police said.

William Santana, 47 a Queens man died in a fiery crash on a Bronx highway Saturday AM

William Santana, 47, was behind the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz on the Major Deegan Expressway, when he sideswiped an SUV, and slammed into a wall, causing his car to explode into flames, according to police.

The vehicles were traveling south side by side when Santana, who was in the left lane, veered into the middle lane, striking the side of the SUV. First respondents upon arrival on the scene found the Mercedes-Benz engulfed in fire on a grassy area, Santana, died at the scene.

Recent Crashes On Bronx-bound Major Deegan Expressway:

New York Car Accident Lawyer Paul Ajlouny of the NY Law Firm Ajlouny Injury Law weighs in on this tragic accident.

“This unfortunate accident appears to have been caused by excessive speed. A safe speed should always be maintained while driving on any highway transportation. In most accidents speed is the reason for most traffic accidents. Other factors for highway accidents include weather related hazards (icy roads), distracted driving, fatigue and drinking. Condolences are offered out to the Santana family. Our prayers and hearts are with the family.” says Mr. Ajlouny.

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Park Slope, Brooklyn School Bus Crash 4 children, 1 adult injured

Developing Story Brooklyn, NY ParkSlope

Reports indicate that at least eight people, including seven children, were hurt in a crash involving a school bus and a car in Brooklyn, New York around 3pm near the intersection of 4th ave and 1st Street in Park Slope.

According to the FDNY one adult and six children suffered injuries. A seventh child has more serious injuries, which are not considered life-threatening. An investigation is currently underway.

7 children, 1 adult injured in school bus crash in Brooklyn

7 children, 1 adult injured in school bus crash in Brooklyn

Man Struck By City Bus in Freak Accident 06:29AM BRONX

In a freak and sad accident this Friday early morning a man is killed as he stumbles out of a his car right into the path of a city bus in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx.

According to sources the 23-year-old Bronx man, who had just left an Inwood club, told his livery driver that he needed to vomit while on West 231 Street just after 2:30 a.m. The man opened the back door of the livery car and vomited.

A passing bus driver told police he spotted the man and veered to get out his way. But the man then stumbled out of the livery car and was hit by the bus. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Man stuck/killed in crosswalk on Kingsbridge Ave and W231 Street in Bronx.

A Fathers Story: Son Struck by SUV in Forest Hills, Queens, NY.

A Fathers Recollection of His Son being Struck by an SUV in Forest Hills, Queens, NY.

Yesterday was a crazy day for my family. My 13-year-old son, Aneil, was involved in a car accident, he was hit by an SUV in Forest Hills, Queens. When I received the phone call from an unknown number, I was going to ignore it, but something told me to answer this one. When I picked up the call, it was my son informing me that he was hit by a car. At first, I thought it was some sort of a joke or something; my initial reaction was that of disbelief. Once I realized that this wasn’t a joke I really didn’t know what my first steps should be. I kind of froze, but I regained my clarity after a moment, and I knew that I had to get to where my son was and I had to get there fast.

SUV hits child in Forest Hills Queens

A Dad’s Story: Son Struck By SUV in Forest Hills, Queens.

You see the accident happened while he was over at a friend’s house. They went outside to hang out and in the process of playing on the streets as teenagers do, my son jumped into the street, and an oncoming vehicle hit him. He was side swiped and sent flying to the ground. Fortunately, he was not hurt too badly; he got a few bumps, scrapes, bruises, and he was a bit shaken up, but he wasn’t severely injured. When I arrived on the scene, I was immediately invited to enter the ambulance where my son was. I was asked if I wanted to take him to the hospital for an examination, or if I wanted to walk away and take him home. Obviously, I opted to go to the hospital to make sure that everything was okay. You can never be too careful when it comes to these types of accidents. We went to a hospital in Long Island where he was examined by several physicians and had some x-rays done. The doctors eventually determined that he would be okay and could come home.

His mother met us at the hospital, and understandably she was freaking out. She was upset, and she was looking to place blame. As is the case with me most of the time, people can’t understand how I can remain calm and collected during these types of situations. The thing is, that though I may appear calm and collected from the outside, I’m just as scared and worried as anybody else would be on the inside. However, I recognize that I have to keep my cool; I have to stay focused, and I have to get things done. If I lose my head in a situation where everyone else is losing their heads, then things will not be accomplished, and this will only make matters worst. So yes, I may appear as though I am calm, but the fact of the matter is that I am aware that a cool head is best for my son’s safety. If I panic, and I freak out, then my son will not get the treatment that he needs and things will not be handled correctly. In my mind, there is a time for panicking and freaking out, but as the person everyone depends on, that time is not during a crisis. That time is not when your son needs you to be there, and to take care of him, to protect him, and to make sure that he’s okay.

So no, I am not made of steel, I’ve had a headache for the last two days, and I am certain that this headache is due to the stress of this whole situation. However, at that moment when I was needed, I performed my duties as a father and as the caretaker of my child. I cannot afford to lose my cool; I cannot afford to lose my focus, and I cannot afford to be an emotional mess during the time when I am needed to perform. Perhaps it was my time in the military that gave me this focus? Perhaps it is my civilian job on the trading floor where I have to remain calm that gives me this focus? Hell, maybe I’m just one seriously screwed up individual? I don’t know what it is, but it is what it is.

The accident happened yesterday, and since getting to the ER last night I have had a massive headache, and I’ve felt this physical drain to my body. I think the magnitude of this situation is finally hitting me, now that I know everything is okay in terms of my son safety, maybe that is what is happening to me. Maybe the realization that now I have to ensure that the driver’s insurance covers the massive medical bills is starting to hit me. Obviously, this was not one of my concerns yesterday when addressing my son’s well-being, but it is there, and it will have to be addressed.

I don’t know my friends, but I assure you that I am a human being just like you. I love my son, and don’t let the fact that I kept my cool, or that I appeared calm fool you. It is 3 AM in the morning, and I’m running to the bathroom with discomfort in my stomach. I still have a pounding headache, and though one may think by looking at me that I’m perfectly fine, ladies and gentlemen these things catch up with all of us. In life, we have to do what we have to do, and if that requires remaining calm so that we can take care of our family, then that is what we must do.

My son is on his second day home resting. He’s a little banged up, but his spirits and mood seem to be ok. He’s still himself and doesn’t appear traumatized by the event. We all recognize how lucky we have been on this one, and we are thankful to God and all those that offered their prayers and support. My son understands now, more than ever that he must exercise great caution when walking or running through the streets.

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Fiery crash kills 3 on Southern State Parkway in Bay Shore NY

BAY SHORE, NY —

A mothers worst nightmare to lose her 2 children and husband in a fiery car accident on Long Island. 35-year-old Lucnie Bouaz-Ostane is understandably devastated by the tragic loss of her family in such a horrific accident.

The Father and two children from Queens was trapped in their Toyota as it burst into flames along Exit 41 on the Southern State Parkway in Bay Shore early Sunday morning.

Reports indicate that the family was rear ended by a BMW. According to the wife, the husband, 37-year-old Ancio Ostane pulled over, and she was able to get out, but no one else did.
Seconds later, the car burst into flames with her family trapped inside.

As the horrifying events took place, authorities report that the the driver of the BMW, 24-year-old Oniel Sharpe tried to flee the scene, but was eventually arrested and charged with drunk driving, and trying to leave the scene of an accident.

The husband and father killed in this accident was a math professor.  Their children, 8-year-old Andy and Baby Sephora was only four. Lucnie, wife and mother, had to horrifically witness had to heart wretchedly witness the death of her children and husband.

Prayers and Strength To Lucnie Bouaz-Ostane and surviving family members.

Bayshore, NY Crash

Man, 2 kids killed in 2-car crash on Long Island roadway.

 

Fort Green Brooklyn Morning Crash Leaves Mangled Mess

A Vehicle crash early Sunday morning left four cars and a motorcycle in a mangled mess in Ft. Greene street in Brooklyn seriously injuring two people.

According to NYPD 3 individuals were injured in the accident and transported to Methodist Hospital.

The driver of an SUV ran a red light at Cumberland Street and Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene

Two people seriously injured  in multi-car crash in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

According to witnesses the driver of the Dodge SUV allegedly ran a red light at Lafayette Avenue and Cumberland Street in the early morning hours on Sunday.

The crash caused the SUV to hit parked vehicles, then flipping over on the passenger.

The driver and it’s pass anger according to witnesses had to be extracted.

An investigation is still underway.

“Statistically, the most dangerous time to drive is Saturday early morning Sunday”, says Paul Ajlouny, New York personal injury lawyer. This accident plays into the statistics. It’s the weekend evening / early morning hours, contributing dangerous factors can include drunk driving, speeding or driving without a safety belt.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, auto accidents kill more than 40,000 people in the U.S. each year; they are the No. 1 cause of death for people between the ages of 1 and 34.

Mr. Ajlouny continues,  “It’s not surprising that weekends, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, have the highest number of injury crashes”.

” Here’s a bit of advice to keep in mind. You may be a good driver and abide by all the laws in order to stay safe. However, you can never predict the negligent act of another driver. What you can do is  always wear a seat belt, and stay focused and alert. Accidents in New York happen. Surviving them is another factor.” states Mr. Ajlouny.

Fatal Pedestrian Accident Draws Attention to Safety

Early morning hours – Dangerous driving times. Car Accidents happen NYC.

SUV slams into Bronx restaurant, kills child, injures two others

SUV Crash Takes Child’s Life

THE BRONX, NEW YORK — A 7yr old boy was killed and another child and a man were injured when an SUV barreled into a Kennedy’s Chicken and Sandwiches a restaurant in the Bronx Thursday night, and then tried to run.

Bronx Fatal Accident

Westchester & Colonial, Fatal accident, car hits man with 2 kids,73y/o arrested.

According to witnesses, the Mercedes SUV backed into the Kennedy’s Chicken & Sandwiches on Westchester Avenue in the Pelham Bay section, fatally striking the child, as well as injuring a 5-year-old girl and a 34-year-old man.

The driver appeared shocked, as people banged on the window of his SUV telling him to move because children were under the car, according to the restaurant store owner Shah Mohammad. The driver then drove the car forward.

Reports indicate that Ethan Villavicencio, 7-years-old was sitting with his father and sister at a table closest to the window when the car slammed through the store pinning Ethan against the wall.

He was taken to Jacobi Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The boy’s father, 34, and sister, 5, were also struck by the SUV and taken to the hospital. They were in stable condition on Thursday night.

Tragic Bronx accident takes childs life.

Heart-breaking. 7yr old Ethan Villavicencio killed by man crashing into restaurant.

Witnesses chased the the car trying to stop him from driving off, but the driver kept going, they say, where he was cut off by a traffic officer’s car.

Devastated family of child killed in Bronx

Mother of 7-year-old killed arrives at accident scene distraught.

NYPD arrested the driver, Kwasi Oduro, 73, of the Bronx, and placed him in custody.

FDNY reported, the two children were transported to Jacobi Medical Center, where the 7 year old boy later died. The girl and man are in stable condition.

The store owner says the kids were eating at the table closest to the window when the car barrels through the storefront.

The gold Mercedes SUV hit another car parked out front.

NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad is continuing their investigation.

UPDATE:
The 73 year old driver Mr. Oduro, of the Bronx, has been charged with one count of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and two counts of leaving the scene of an accident that caused injury. His arraignment has not yet been scheduled.

Daily News Truck Accident

A driver for the Daily News was killed this Sunday morning when his delivery truck collided with a green outer-borough taxi in Brooklyn, according to NY authorities.

The deadly collision happened early Sunday morning around 5:45 a.m. at the intersection of Nostrand and Flushing Avenues in Williamsburg.

Flushing Accident

A driver for the Daily News was killed Sunday morning when his truck collided with a taxi

A vehicle not involved in the accident, dash cam video taken, shows the Daily News truck approach the intersection at a yellow light before it collides with the taxi, which comes from the right.

The collision was so violent that it flipped the Daily News truck over.

When NYPD arrived at the scene, they found the driver, Jonathan Long of Brooklyn, unconscious with traumatic injuries.

Long was transported to Woodhull Hospital where he was pronounced DOA, police said.

The 58-year-old passenger of the truck was also taken to Woodhull Hospital. Listed in stable condition.

“Often times, inner city commercial delivery truck drivers (UPS, FedEx, Post Office (USPO) and other delivery trucks) don’t wear seat belts and may even drive with their doors open, since it is routine for them to hop in and out of their trucks.” Suggest Paul Ajlouny, New York personal injury attorney.

The taxi driver was treated at the scene. The accident is still being investigated.

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Car Hits MTA Bus in Brooklyn

14 people total injured, when mini van hits MTA bus in Brooklyn, one seriously hurt. The minivan hit an MTA bus,  according to witnesses after running a stop sign in Brooklyn Monday morning.

The van struck the right side of the B6 bus at Glenwood Road and East 102nd Street in Canarsie early morning around 9 a.m., according to MTA authorities.

Brooklyn bus crash

12 Injured, 1 Seriously, When Car Hits MTA Bus in Brooklyn.

Teen pedestrian critical, hit by car in Bronx

A teenager is listed in critical condition after an out-of-control driver smashes into a Bronx storefront this Friday morning.

Bronx 2 car crash

Accident in the Bx that left a teen critically hurt.

The accident happened at Southern Boulevard and Barretto Street in the Longwood section of the Bronx.

NYPD officials say a two-car crash between a U-Haul and a car sent one of the vehicles onto the sidewalk and into the front of a beauty salon.

A second person, possibly one of the drivers, sustained less serious injuries.

The crash is still under investigation.

crash in the Bronx

Teen critically hurt and another man injured in a crash involving a U-Haul truck and a sedan in the Bronx Friday morning.


Update:

A driver, 36 year old Efrain Rodriguez, accused of hitting and critically injuring a teenage pedestrian in the Bronx has been charged with with striking 17 Amaru Millin in the Bronx last Friday morning.

The teen suffered swelling to the brain and had to have part of his scalp removed.

Rodriguez, according to NYPD, was speeding, going over 45 miles an hour, and astonishingly fleeing a previous crash when he struck Amaru.

It’s been reported that Rodriguez had taken methadone before the crash,  not to mention16 prior drivers license suspensions.

“He didn’t bother checking on the kid,” an eyewitness said. “The U-Haul guy, tried to flee  the scene. Me and some other guys told him ‘don’t move the car, get the hell out of the car, you aren’t leaving,'”.

“I saw the kid crossing the street. When the kid went to cross the street this U-Haul truck was speeding and it hit the kid and he landed over there,” a woman said.

According to New York car accident lawyer, Paul Ajlouny, “If Rodriguez was driving while under suspension and he was also under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the charges are valid. He  should of had his license suspended permanently.”

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