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Bronx Two Car Deadly Crash

BRONX, NEW YORK — One person was killed and four others were injured in a two-car crash in the Bronx.

NYPD were called in the early morning Sunday to the scene of the accident at Bronxwood Avenue and East 219th Street in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx.

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Witnesses describe it as a chaotic traumatic scene with a loud bang and people screaming.

A 28-year-old man driving a BMW south on Bronxwood Avenue struck a Cadillac headed east on 219th Street. The collision caused the vehicles to strike three parked cars and flip the Cadillac on its side.

The SUV started to smoke leaving one of the driver of the SUV close to death.

The driver of the Cadillac – Michael Rhone, 39, of the Bronx – was later pronounced dead at Jacobi Medical.

The driver of the BMW and his 29-year-old female passenger were taken to Jacobi Medical Center in critical condition. A 16-year-old boy and a 30-year-old man were also taken to Jacobi in critical condition.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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Sun, 06/19/2016 Car Accident One fatality and four critically injured in crash on Bronxwood Ave. in Williamsbridge section of the Bronx, New York.
Sat, 06/11/2016 Bicycle Accident Giovanni Nin, 26, killed in bicycle collision with hit-and-run driver on E. Tremont Ave. in the Bronx, New York
Mon, 05/30/2016 Truck Accident Driver injured in crash resulting in semi truck falling off Cross Bronx Expressway in the Bronx, New York
Sat, 04/30/2016 Car Accident Elizabeth Wimmer, 58, killed and three people injured in two-vehicle crah in Woodlawn Heights neighborhood of the Bronx, New York
Sun, 04/10/2016 Car Accident One woman critically injured and one person injured in two-vehicle collision at Mosholu Parkway and Webster Ave. in the Bronx, New York
Mon, 03/07/2016 Pedestrian Accident Madeline Bengochea, 47, critically injured in pedestrian collision with hit-and-run driver at Williamsbridge Road and Waring Avenue in The Bronx, New York
Sun, 02/28/2016 Pedestrian Accident Jose Contreras, 63, killed in pedestrian collision with hit-and-run driver on Webster Avenue in the Bronx, New York
Fri, 01/08/2016 Pedestrian Accident Man killed in pedestrian collision with two hit-and-run drivers on East 170th Street in the Bronx, New York
Mon, 12/07/2015 Pedestrian Accident Thomas Kirby, 47, killed by hit-and-run driver just outside his home on Bruckner Blvd at Willis Ave in the Bronx, New York
Sat, 10/31/2015 Pedestrian Accident Louis Perez, 65, Nyanna Aquil, 10, and Kristian Leka, 24, killed and several injured when car hits them on sidewalk in Morris Park neighborhood of the Bronx, New York
Sat, 10/31/2015 Car Accident One person killed and several injured in car wreck at Morris Park and Radcliff avenues in the Bronx, New York
Wed, 10/14/2015 Car Accident Wendell Cheeseboro, 29, killed and passenger critically injured in single-vehicle crash on Bruckner Expressway in the Bronx, New York
Mon, 10/12/2015 Car Accident Cheniqua Silva, 37, killed and multiple people injured in truck crash into building at East 138th Street and Willow Avenue in Port Morris section of the Bronx, New York
Wed, 09/30/2015 Car Accident Six people injured, two critically, in car crash at Valentine Avenue and East Kingsbridge Road in the Bronx, New York
Fri, 09/18/2015 Pedestrian Accident Luis Inoa, 23, killed in pedestrian collision with bus at West 231st Street and Kingsbridge Avenue in the Bronx, New York
Fri, 09/11/2015 Bicycle Accident Bicyclist Gabriela Aguilar-Vallinos, 27, dies in hit-and-run collision with alleged driver Michael Moreno, 25, on the City Island Bridge in the Bronx, New York
Fri, 06/12/2015 Car Accident Pregnant woman and three other people injured in multi-vehicle crash on Boston Road in the Bronx, New York
Thu, 06/04/2015 Car Accident Ethan Villavicencio, 7, killed after being hit by SUV driven by Kwasi Oduro, 73, in restaurant on Westchester Ave. in the Bronx, New York
Sun, 05/24/2015 Pedestrian Accident 7-year-old girl seriously injured in pedestrian collision with hit-and-run driver on 214th Street in the Bronx, New York
Sat, 05/16/2015 Pedestrian Accident 12-year-old boy seriously injured in pedestrian crash with hit-and-run driver on Logan Avenue in the Bronx, New York: police ask for public’s help

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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.

NYPD Officer Killed Motorcycle Accident In Brooklyn

NEW YORK — An NYPD officer has been killed in a motorcycle crash in Brooklyn.

The accident occurred on Rockaway Parkway between Avenue J and Flatlands Avenue around Monday evening.

Fatal motorcycle accident

An off-duty NYPD officer has been killed in a motorcycle crash in Brooklyn.

The NYPD officer was riding a Ducati motorcycle southbound when a 2015 Kia Sorrento made a U-turn in front of him from the northbound lanes, causing the bike to crash into the SUV’s passenger side front door, police said.

The officer was found lying in the roadway unconscious and unresponsive when emergency units first arrived at the scene. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where he died.

The SUV driver was treated for neck and back pain. Two young boys, passengers in the SUV, were not hurt, according to the NYPD

This accident is still under investigation.

Taxi Crash Kills Passenger In Holtsville, NY

Taxi Crashes, Overturns, Ejecting Passenger

Reports indicate that a passenger riding in a taxi was killed in an auto accident in Holtsville, NY., Long Island.

The taxi was traveling on Nicolls Road in Holtsville just before noon Sunday when it collided with another vehicle and overturned, ejecting the passenger.

The man was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The taxi driver was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

Cause of the accident is still undetermined.

passenger ejected in the crash

Taxicab overturned on Nicolls Road near Portion Road in Holtsville, NY

According to New York taxi accident lawyer, Paul Ajlouny, “Driver and passenger deaths have risen over last years numbers, from 39 in 2013 to 42 in 2014. Any number of factors could of contributed to this tragic fatal accident; weather, speed, distraction.” said Mr. Ajlouny.

As taxi operators, we have an obligation, not only to ensure the safe transportation of our passengers, but to ensure the safety of our drivers as well as all vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians with whom our taxis co-exist,” said Ron Sherman, president of the the Metropolitan Taxicab Board of Trade—a major taxi fleet organization , in a statement.

Teen Fatally Struck NYC

New York teen killed in hit and run.

Fatal pedestrian accident

Mohammad Nyam Uddin was fatally struck In New York Hit and Run.

Family of 14-year-old Mohommad Uddin calls for safety at site of fatal hit-and-run – News 12 Brooklyn http://bit.ly/mohommaduddin Such a tragic and devastating situation. No words can take away the pain of the grieving family. This is a heartbreaking situation.

Prayers to the family. In such situations words aren’t much helpful. Actions, however so that this child was not lost in vain, need to be taken.

Our Brooklyn, New York streets need to be safer.

Mohammad Nyam Uddin was fatally struck at the intersection of East 7th Street and Caton Avenue last Thursday after 78-year-old Lynn Reynolds made a sharp left turn and drove off after hitting him.

In New York City, our signal system for pedestrians — allows drivers to make a turn at the same time pedestrians have a green light — As seen in this sad a fatal accident.

In New York most pedestrians who die are killed in the crosswalk, when they have the light, by turning vehicles not yielding to them. This was also seen a year ago, with three-year-old girl Allison Liao walking with her grandmother, who was hit and killed and the driver ended up not even getting a traffic ticket.

Something has to change.

New York car accident attorney, Paul Ajlouny, states. “Pedestrians are injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents every year and looking at the existing numbers of 2014 are still on the rise, even with the new speed limit in place.” say’s Mr. Ajlouny,  New York City streets are dangerous with hundreds of pedestrians killed as a result of being struck by speeding or distracted drivers.”

PEDESTRIANS KILLED

Weekend of fatal accidents in New York

It doesn’t look like the low 25 mph speed limit is working.  The speed limit was just reduced to 25 mph, but the weekend was filled with fatal pedestrian accidents across the city, including one in the Bronx.

Paul Ajlouny, New York car accident lawyer, weighs in on this tragic weekend. “The woman killed while attempting to cross the Major Deegan Expressway early Sunday morning, is an exception because there is no speed limit on the Freeway.  She should not have been crossing the Major Deegan Expressway.”

Mr. Ajlouny continues, “There should be pedestrians laws for people that cross the streets while distracted on green.  The reduced speed limit doesn’t mean people could cross on a green light or jaywalk without being attentive and abiding by the laws. Pedestrians that walk out into the street while texting talking on their phones or listening to their iPods are just asking for trouble.”

Fatal Pedestrian Accident Draws Attention to Safety

NYC’s 25 mph speed limit, was filled with fatal accidents.

$2 Million Settlement Over Deadly Car Accident

high risk police persuit

high-speed vehicle pursuits can have fatal outcomes.

After a long year of suffering for the family of Tamon Robinson, a Brooklyn man who died in a collision with a police car, New York City has finally agreed to a $2 million wrongful death settlement.

Tamon Robinson died in April 2012 during a police chase in Canarsie, Brooklyn. Officers said they had caught the 23-year-old digging up paving stones.

The police accident report said the vehicle was stopped when Robinson ran into it, fell and hit his head. Witnesses disputed that.

“They hit him,” described a witness, who says she watched the the whole thing go down, from her 8th floor apartment window. “He flew up and he came down. They backed the car up, and they told him to get up. People were yelling out their windows screaming at the cops, ‘We saw what you did.’”

Both NYPD and NYFD at first described Robinson’s injuries as non-life threatening, but on the day of the incident, according to reported eye-witnesses, the police at the scene pulled Robinson from under the car, yelling “Wake up! Wake up!” before bouncing him off the hood of the car.

The city’s law department called it a “fair and reasonable settlement.” Fair and reasonable will never we enough for the grieving family in this tragic loss.

And to add insult to injury, in October 2012, city officials apologized for sending a $700 bill to the family for damage to the police vehicle.

Robinson’s mother, Laverne Dobbinson, tells the Daily News (http://nydn.us/1qZUptG ) that she still wants action taken against the officers.

The Brooklyn district attorney’s office continues to investigate.  In he end justice for Tamon Robinson prevails. Hopefully the family can now start to recover.

Paul Ajlouny, New York car accident lawyer, wrongful death attorney reminds us of an incident involving a NYPD car chase just this year.  A car pursued by NYPD, on 79th Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan, through the Upper West Side, Central Park and Upper East Side, striking a pedestrian and sending people around fleeing in terror.

The struck pedestrian suffered minor injuries, including bruising and scraps to his left leg and right arm.  The question that we all have to think about is when should police not be in pursuit?

According to Mr. Ajlouny, “On a national average, crashes from police chases and police response calls kill more than one person a day, and one-third of the people killed are innocent bystanders.” The NYPD needs to figure out when a chase is NOT a good idea. High risk police pursuits take innocent lives.

According to a report in 2010 by the FBI:

Police pursuit give light to some frightening statistics. First, the majority of police pursuits involve a stop for a traffic violation. Second, one person dies every day as a result of a police pursuit. On average, from 1994 through 1998, one law enforcement officer was killed every 11 weeks in a pursuit, and 1 percent of all U.S. law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty lost their lives in vehicle pursuits. Innocent third parties who just happened to be in the way constitute 42 percent of persons killed or injured in police pursuits. Further, 1 out of every 100 high-speed pursuits results in a fatality.

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One of the dilemmas faced by Police officers is whether or not to continue a suspect chase. What are the consequences of proceeding or ending a dangerous pursuit? In the circumstance of Tamon Robinson a reasonable approach was obviously not made now that NYC police have offered the family a 2 million dollar settlement for their tragic loss. How badly did you want to catch a guy that committed a petty crime — at what cost?  Does the need to chase and apprehend out weigh public safety? What do  you think NYC?

 

 

 

 

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