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Drunk NY detective involved in car crash

An intoxicated off-duty detective was involved in a rear end car accident in Queens resulting in one person critically injured early Sunday, according to NYPD sources.

Off Duty Drunk Detective involved in crash on Van Wyck Expressway, Queens

Off Duty Drunk Detective involved in crash on Van Wyck Expressway, Queens

Neville Smith, 32, a detective out of the NYPD 48th Precinct in the Bronx, was preparing to enter the southbound lanes of the Van Wyck Expressway when he rear-ended another vehicle on the entrance ramp near Rockaway Blvd. in the early morning hours, around 4 a.m.

The collision critically injured a 22-year-old woman in the other car. She was immediately transported to Jamaica Hospital where she remain in serious condition.

Two other passengers, a 21-year-old woman and 20-year-old man, were rushed to the same hospital with minor injuries.

Neville Smith suffered some minor head and neck injuries and was also taken to Jamaica Hospital before being charged with driving while intoxicated. (DWI)

He was later charged with several counts of vehicular assault, assault and refusal to take a breathalyzer test.

History of officer involved crashes:

  • Off-duty cop killed, sergeant critically injured in Bronx crash – 27-year-old officer died in a horrifying late-night crash when a speeding car driven by a fellow cop careened into a tree stump, flipped upside down — and burst into a fireball.
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – Updated: Thursday, February 2, 2017, 11:12 PM

  • Abad faces a 27-count indictment after the March 20, 2015 crash, where he allegedly crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer while driving home drunk from a Staten Island strip club. Abad, according to testimony, had been drinking with three other men from Linden. Two passengers in the car — fellow Linden officer Frank Viggiano and Linden resident Joseph Rodriguez, both 28 — were killed in the crash. A third Linden officer, Patrik Kudlac, then 23, was also in the car. Kudlac and Abad were both critically injured.

  • Driver killed, off-duty cop arrested in Sunrise Hwy. crash, police say. Robert Scheuerer, 24, an officer in the Third Precinct who was off-duty at the time of the crash, was charged with felony first-degree reckless endangerment, police said. He remained hospitalized Tuesday night with serious injuries and had not yet been arraigned, police said.

  • Off-Duty Officer Charged in Fatal Brooklyn Crash Is Fired. The accident occurred around 3 a.m. on Saturday, near Bedford Avenue and North Eighth Street. Mr. Batka’s Dodge Durango ran off the road and onto a sidewalk, striking Mr. Esquivel and his friends, all in their 20s, as they walked past a row of townhouses, the police and prosecutors said. Photos taken after the crash showed the S.U.V. almost entirely off the pavement. Mr. Batka refused a Breathalyzer test, the police said. He had been scheduled to begin another shift on Saturday at 7 a.m.

 

*Breaking* Pedestrians struck in Flatbush accident

**Breaking News Pedestrians Struck** Woman, 2 children hurt after being hit by vehicle in East Flatbush.

In EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn Monday May 16th at around 9:15 a.m. a woman and two children were hospitalized after pedestrians were hit by a vehicle.

The accident happened on Utica Avenue and Rutland Road in East Flatbush just before 9:15 a.m.

According to witnesses two SUVs were involved in the crash and a suspect was taken into custody at the scene.

The women hit has also been reported as pushing a stroller. Reports indicate that a driver was fleeing NYPD.

This story is still developing.

FLATBUSH: Woman and 2 children hospitalized in serious condition after being hit by car on Utica Ave and Rutland Rd.

FLATBUSH: Woman and 2 children hospitalized in serious condition after being hit by car on Utica Ave and Rutland Rd.

More than 5,000 bystanders and passengers have been killed in police car chases since 1979, and tens of thousands more were injured as officers repeatedly pursued drivers at high speeds and in hazardous conditions, often for minor infractions, a USA TODAY analysis shows.

The bystanders and the passengers in chased cars account for nearly half of all people killed in police pursuits from 1979 through 2013, USA TODAY found. Most bystanders were killed in their own cars by a fleeing driver. Read More

Despite the Justice Department’s warning, the number of chase-related deaths in 2013 was higher than the number in 1990 — 322 compared to 317, according to records of the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which analyzes all fatal motor-vehicle crashes.

Based on monthly NYPD figures, 168 pedestrians and 10 cyclists were killed by city motorists in 2013, and 16,059 pedestrians and cyclists were injured. These numbers are preliminary, and official data from the state DMV won’t be available until later this year. In 2012, 135 pedestrians and 17 cyclists were killed by NYC drivers, according to the DMV, and 14,327 pedestrians and cyclists were injured.

Of 134 pedestrian and cyclist fatalities reported in 2013 by Streetsblog and other outlets, 19 were hit-and-run crashes in which the driver or drivers were not immediately caught or identified. Of the remaining 115 crashes, nine motorists were known to have been charged with homicide. In five of those cases, the driver was also charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. One crash resulted from a police chase. In two cases, the driver was accused of running over the victim intentionally. Only once in 2013 was a sober driver charged with homicide for killing a pedestrian or cyclist in a crash that did not involve a personal dispute or fleeing police.

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$3 million to great-grandfather hit by NYPD scooter.

Frightening video clearly shows Great Grandfather José Flores hit by NYPD scooter.

NYPD officer Thomas Hopper lost control of his scooter striking Flores in Brooklyn across the street at Liberty Avenue and Barbey Street in Cypress Hills in August of 2012.

Officer Hopper claimed that Flores was jaywalking, in the middle of the street, darting in front of him. Video surveillance tells a different story.

Officer Hopper lost control of his scooter skidding on his side then striking Mr.Flores as he was already was practically to the other side.

just cost the city nearly $3 million, the victim’s lawyer told The Post on Monday.

Sadly, NYPD officer Hopper issued a misdemeanor summons to the badly injured, great grandfather for jaywalking, claiming that Flores darted out in front of him in the middle of the street between parked cars.

The video clearly shows Flores, crossing at a corner, looking both ways, were there were no cars around.

Officer Hoppers lie cost the city 3 million dollars.

After dealing with the courts and a stint in jail, a judge finally released Flores, where he was hospitalized for four months to treat two fractured vertebrae.

He won the $2.9 settlement from New York City before the case ever even saw trial.

Queens crash two car fatal collision

Driver loses control speeding west on Beach Channel Drive and veers into another vehicle, slamming into the passenger’s side on Beach 127th St. in Belle Harbor.

A young man was killed and three others seriously were injured when two cars collided in the Rockaways Wednesday night.

A blue 2005 Nissan 350Z was speeding westbound on Beach Channel Drive in Belle Harbor when it lost control and veered into oncoming traffic at about 11:25 p.m., authorities said.

One dead and three others seriously injured in the accident.

That’s when a gray 2006 Kia Spectra 5 T-boned the Nissan’s passenger’s side near Beach 127th St., officials said.

NYFD had to use “the Jaws of Life” to rip both vehicles open and remove the injured passengers.

Queens Fatal Crash

Beach Channel Drive & Beach 127th St. U/D; 4 extricated, 1 in traumatic arrest. Hwy CIS requested.

Geovanni Balverdy, a passenger in the Nissan, was rushed to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, but did not survive.

The Nissan’s driver, was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

The 29-year-old Kia driver and her passenger, 21, were both taken to Brookdale University Hospital and were listed in stable condition.

Paul Ajlouny,  New York car accident lawyer, offers his take on this accident. “Anytime Firefighters use ‘jaws of life’ to free trapped passengers, you know that the outcome will not always be good. Rescue workers that help car accident victims will use a hydraulic tool called the Jaws of Life to cut apart steel to free people trapped inside damaged cars after a bad crash.” says Mr.  Ajlouny.

The passenger’s side of the coupe was completely crush inwards from the force of the collision vehicle parts flying and scattering down the road, at least 50 feet away. Twisted metal and glass were scattered throughout the accident site.

Fatal Crash In Queens

Queens firefighters tear cars apart to reach crash survivors.

el_marie26 What a shame that you knew better and the rules of the road and your friend couldn’t… And, you just recently put this up…. Such a shame to lose a life not worth losing during a new year. You were so young and had your whole precious life to live. I didn’t personally know you or your family but I am too familiar to tragedies as such for many years now. May your family find it in their hearts to forgive and may God grant them the strength they need to heal and continue on in life in a positive light. May you rest in the sweetest of peace. I will pray for your family and friends.
Read more at http://websta.me/n/geovanni#srjHMKQlwxK36HbO.99
RIP Geovanni Balverdy

Stop and think; before you end up making making a decision that could end your whole life.

Fingers crossed, SAFE, happy 4th of July in NYC

NYPD is planning to tighten-up over the July 4th holiday, on drunk driving and other traffic safety violations.

“The objective is to effectively enforce order and maintain quality of life in New York and keep July 4th a safer, enjoyable holiday for all New Yorkers.

NYPD is planning to establish additional traffic checkpoints over this year’s July 4th holiday weekend, where trained officers will identify and arrest motorists who are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. So, head-up New York , cops will also be on the lookout for motorists who fail to use their seat belts and those who insist of talking or texting while driving, the sources said.

Parents safety first! Young children need too be buckled-up in appropriate car seats before hitting the road this July 4th weekend.

Lets all use common sense when planning July 4th celebrations, and have a safe, happy, healthy holiday!”

Remember: Sober Driving NYC

Fourth of July fireworks NYPD enforcement

Paul Ajlouny, NYC Car Accident Attorney suggests, “When people think of a deadly holidays, they generally associate it with July 4 — three days of partying, and possibly irresponsible driving.” Paul weighs in, “Drunk driving claims thousands of lives every year.”

The National Safety Council estimates 173 traffic deaths will happen over the holiday period which extends from 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, to 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, July 4. Nonfatal medically consulted injuries, i.e. injuries serious enough that a medical professional was consulted, are estimated at 17,300.

NHTSA statistics show that more people are killed in drunk driving crashes on the weekends and at night. lets make the celebrating of our independence a safe one New York. keep you kids safe, stay sober if driving and live to see another day!

Vision Zero NY Plan For Safer Streets

 

Fifty-one people died in traffic fatalities in New York City between in the first three months of 2014, compared to 69 during that period in 2013, all accredited to New York’s Vision Zero reforms.

traffic accidents has dropped

51 people killed in traffic crashes from Jan.1-March 30, 2014

Neighborhood News

New York City car accident Lawyer, Paul Ajlouny, hears these tragic stories everyday his phone rings. “Building awareness in New York pedestrians and drivers is definitely the first step to lowering the fatality rate in NYC. ” Paul  strongly suggests.  “In NYC people jaywalk all the time.

Pedestrians ignore traffic laws, running out in the street with a look of defiance. They cross on a yellow, taking chances, when they know they don’t have time to get across the street before the light changes. They walk in the street alongside the cars.”

This year alone an NYPD cruiser on the upper east side seriously injured a pedestrian near Broadway and 78th street. A young girl in Brooklyn leaving church, was killed by a driver fleeing another accident. A 13 year old girl with down syndrome was killed in a hit-and-run-accident. At least 6 people were hurt when a truck crashed into a Bed-stuy Deli.

It’s obvious that many people ignore basic safety rules.  Police officers don’t enforce basic traffic expectations.  NYC commercial cars, trucks,taxis and buses,  break rules and speed limits all the time.  For so long no one has cared, until now!

In 2013 in new York City, close to 300 people were killed in vehicle accidents.

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Put down those cell phones, don't drink and drive and reduce your speed.

Put down those cell phones, don’t drink and drive and reduce your speed.

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