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Pedestrian Killed Struck By SUV In Queens

A 50-year-old man was killed after being struck by a SUV in Queens Sunday morning, August 14th according to NYPD.

The pedestrian was crossing Springfield Blvd around 7:20 a.m. A 53-year-old driver in a 2014 Kia Sorento crashed into him while driving eastbound on Murdock Avenue and turning left onto Springfield. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with police as they investigate the fatal crash.

Emergency responders found the man unconscious and with severe injuries. He was transported to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

Springfield Boulevard is a major north/south roadway that runs through the eastern section of Queens, New York. It is 7.8 miles long and goes from Northern Boulevard in Bayside, to 147th Avenue in Springfield Gardens. Wikipedia

  • Two pedestrians struck when an out-of-control car smashed into the side of a Queens restaurant. Tuesday, December 01, 2015 Springfield Avenue and Hempstead Avenue, Queens, NY
  • Queens passenger, 21, dies after SUV driver hits stopped, parked cars in Queens. Monday, August 10, 2015 South Conduit Ave. in Springfield Gardens

 

 

 

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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New York City JULY 4TH TRAFFIC ADVISORY

NYC INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS STREET CLOSURES

 

Friday July 03-4, 2015

Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations and parking meter regulations are suspended on Friday, 3 and Saturday, July 4, 2015 for observance of Independence Day.

TIPS: Make sure to comply with the rest parking regulations and parking meter regulations.
Cops think they are not suspended!!!

Friday July 03-4, 2015

Alternate side parking (street cleaning) & parking meter regulations are suspended on Friday, 3 and Saturday, July 4, 2015 for observance of Independence Day.

MACY’S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS CELEBRATION STREET CLOSURES IN NYC:

THE MACY’S 4TH OF JULY ANNUAL FIREWORKS CELEBRATION means likely congestion and interruption the normal flow of traffic in the area in Manhattan.

Manhattan Locations:

  • FDR Drive between Brooklyn Battery Underpass and East 63rd Street
  • South Street between Whitehall Street and Robert F. Wagner Sr. Place
  • FDR Driver Service Roads between Cherry Street and 63rd Street
  • Water Street between Whitehall Street and Fulton Street
  • Pearl Street between Fulton Street and Robert F. Wagner Sr. Place
  • Whitehall Street between Water Street and South Street
  • Broad Street between Water Street and South Street
  • Old Slip between Water Street and South Street
  • Robert F. Wagner Sr. Place between Pearl Street and South Street
  • Cherry Street between Jackson Street and FDR Drive
  • Delancey Street between Lewis Street and FDR Drive
  • East Houston Street between Baruch Place and FDR Drive
  • East 6th Street between Avenue D and FDR Drive
  • East 10th Street between Avenue D and FDR Drive
  • Avenue C between East 16th Street and East 20th Street
  • East 20th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
  • East 23rd Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
  • East 26th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
  • East 30th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
  • East 33rd Street between 1st Avenue and 3rd Avenue
  • East 34th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 37th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 38th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 41st Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 42nd Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 48th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 49th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 53rd Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive

Brooklyn Locations:

  • Area bounded by Atlantic Avenue on the South; Old Fulton Street on the North;
  • Hicks Street on the East; East River on the West (All Inclusive)
  • Old Fulton Street between Hicks Street and Prospect Street
  • Cadman Plaza West between Prospect Street and Tillary Street
  • Front Street between Old Fulton Street and Jay Street
  • Water Street between Old Fulton Street and Jay Street

Queens Locations:

  • Area bounded by 44th Drive on the North; Borden Avenue on the South;
  • Vernon Boulevard on the East; East River on the West (All Inclusive)
  • Center Boulevard between Borden Avenue and 54th Avenue
  • 2nd Street between Borden Avenue and Newtown Creek / Dead End
  • Vernon Boulevard between 54th Avenue and Newtown Creek / Dead End
  • 54th Avenue between Center Boulevard and Vernon Boulevard

For the full list of streets activities go to: The Latest NYC Weekend Traffic Advisory
Additional street closures, as well as changes in timing or duration, can occur if deemed necessary by the Police Department.

This information is subject to change without further notice.

This traffic information comes from many different sources

Main source of this information is The New York City Department of Transportation

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Deadly Queens Crash

BAYSIDE, Queens Breaking News: 2 people, including child, killed in Queens car crash.

Two people, including a child, were killed in a car crash in Queens this Wednesday evening.

The crash occurred near the service road of the Long Island Expressway in Bayside around 6 p.m.

Two vehicles collided, killing a woman and her child. The victims were passengers, in the backseat, and two others were in front.

The other car involved in the collision had one female in it, her injuries are still unknown.

They were all taken to Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Bayside Queens Crash

2 Killed in Crash Near L.I.E. in Queens.

Car Crashes into Queens Supermarket Injuring 5

Update to Queens Super Market Crash
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 06:42AM

In the Whitestone residential neighborhood in the northern part of the New York City borough of Queens five people remain in the hospital after a car crashed into a supermarket in Queens Tuesday evening.

An elderly women accidentally mistook the gas pedal for the brakes of her SUV during a busy shopping rush and crashed into the pathmark grocery store. The SUV drove right through the supermarket ending up at the produce section.

Five victims remain in the hospital with injured but stable; one in serious condition. Three people were transported to Booth Memorial Hospital, while two were taken to Elmhurst Hospital.

Witnesses say the vehicle must have been going about 50mph.

No arrest have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.
A car crashed into a supermarket in Queens

5 hurt when SUV crashes into Pathmark supermarket in Queens.

Elderly Driver Statistics

  • In 2011, there were 35 million licensed drivers age 65 and over according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • 5,560 people age 65 and older were killed and 214,000 were injured in traffic crashes in 2012.
  • In 2012 drivers age 65 and older accounted for 17 percent of all traffic fatalities.

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Queens Truck Crash 30 People Reported Injured

Breaking News: Queens, New York. 30 People Being Tended To BY EMT/FDNY After Crash Involving School Bus, Truck Demolishes Front of Queens Food Store.

Truck Crashes In Food Stand

Hillside Ave & Hollis Ct Multiple injuries reported

One person has been reported to be seriously injured; NYFD say they got a call about a “person with trauma” after the accident shortly before noon outside New Giant Farms, a market known for its fresh fruit and flower sections, on Hillside Avenue in Queens Village.

Queens truck crash

Approx. 30 people being evaluated for injuries after truck crashes into food stand in Queens.

Photos shot by bystanders at the scene show the front of the store completely demolished, as firefighters venture carefully inside the building.

Truck Crash

30 Being Evaluated After Crash Involving School Bus.

The front of the school bus also appeared to have sustained heavy damage. The window of the door the driver would open to let people on was completely smashed.

Buildings officials are heading  to the scene to assess the structural damage to the building.

This is an on going story.  Check back with us for updates.

Jamaica Queens Deadly Fiery Car Crash

Jamaica, Queens, NY — Two people were killed Sunday morning in fiery car crash in Queens.

Early morning Sunday., a 2001 Nissan Maxima traveling eastbound on the Grand Central Parkway service road in Jamaica lost control coming off the roadway striking scaffolding that surrounded Thomas Edison High School, burst into flames. Two pronounced dead at the scene.

According to witnesses the Nissan Maxima appeared to be traveling at a high rate of speed leaving mangled beams

The impact of the crash was so powerful, beams were bent, a light pole was brought down and part of the scaffolding destroyed.

The victims of the crash according to witnesses at the scene were unrecognizable.

Fatal Crash Queens

Jamaica, Queens double fatal accident involving a 2001 Nissan Maxima.

“Tragic accidents like this one in Queens, is a reminder that life is so precious.” said New York personal injury lawyer, Paul Ajlouny, “Prayers to the friends and families of the two deceased victims. The accident also serves as a serious reminder to slow down — fatal accidents happen.”

Van Wyck Expressway multi car crash

NEW YORK — A multi-vehicle crash occurred early Monday morning on the Van Wyck Expressway in Queens.

The accident happened on the entrance ramp from Atlantic Avenue to the southbound Van Wyck Expressway.

A police car was responding to a two-car accident when it was struck from behind by another vehicle.

The Two officers suffered neck and back injuries.

2 police officers hurt in multi-vehicle crash on Van Wyck Expressway in Queens

Crash on Van Wyck Expressway in Queens injures 3.

The accident caused major delays and traffic stretching all the way to to Jewel Avenue.

Queens: Fatal Accident

**Breaking News**  2 Car Fatal Accident Jackie Robinson Pkwy Myrtle Ave and Woodhaven. Victim pinned in traumatic arrest to Jamaica Hospital. Hurst tool used. @NYPDHighway Has All Lanes Closed For Further Investigation.

“U/D Queens: Jackie Robinson Pkwy W/B at Myrtle Ave Serious MVA 1 aided is DOA. All lanes closed for investigating.”

Overturned auto, Jackie Robinson Pkwy W/B at Myrtle Ave Serious MVA 1 DOA.

East Coast Ice-Related Crashes, Pileups

Icy roads are causing major mufti-car accidents through out New York. Several other car accidents are being reported in Brooklyn,The Bronx, Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island as weather conditions have caused severe icing on many streets and walkways.

This last week an accident at Clove and Richmond occurred early morning., according to an FDNY spokesman said. About two hours later, several cars were still scattered up and down Clove Rd., with drivers standing in the rain near their wrecks. A portion of Clove Rd. remained closed to traffic as  worked to remove the vehicles. The accidents were blamed on icy roads for the pile-up.

According to the NYFD, the roads should have been salted throughout the borough, cars were slip, sliding all over the place — reeking havoc and one big mess and frustrating drivers!

“What do we pay our taxes for?” asked one of the drivers involved in the multiple car pileup. The city Sanitation Department said around 9 a.m. that salt spreaders are out across New York.

accidents were caused by icy road conditions

Car Crashes due to icy road conditions happening throughout the NYC metropolitan.

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