Two arrested after bikers, ATV riders drive recklessly on Van Wyck Expressway: cops


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

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Police arrested a motorcyclist and an ATV rider on the Van Wyck Expressway near the Kew Gardens area on Saturday after a group of bikers were caught driving recklessly, cops said.

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Update: Driver arrested in deadly hit-and-run on Van Wyck Expressway


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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Police have arrested a truck driver who took off after fatally striking a woman in Jamaica early Saturday morning. Carl Alvear, 34, of Maspeth, has been charged with manslaughter, cops said Sunday. The incident happened around 4:50 a.m. on the northbound side of the Van Wyck Expressway, according to authorities. The victim, who police identified Sunday […]

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Mayor, NYPD helping victims of tragic Van Wyck Expressway crash


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

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One of the three survivors of a recent fiery car crash near the Van Wyck Expressway, which killed five people including two kids, has been treated and released from Jamaica Hospital, officials said. Kingsley Maduka returned to his family in the Bronx, while Oby Okoro, the driver in the crash, is in the intensive care […]

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Star of Queens: Jean. C. Silva, president, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Conservancy


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Jean. C. Silva is the president of the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Conservancy, a civic association that is dedicated in preserving, restoring and maintaining the natural, historic and cultural integrity of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

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Drunk driver going wrong-way on Van Wyck slams into van with 13 teens


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

A Maryland man accused of driving the wrong-way down the Van Wyck Expressway while intoxicated and hitting a van filled with teenagers has been charged with reckless endangerment and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, announced Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. The incident occurred around 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning near Northern […]

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Early morning Van Wyck crash leaves five dead, including 8 and 9 year olds


| tcimino@queenscourier.com

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Five people died — including an 8 and 9 year old — when the car they were traveling in flipped and ignited in flames in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 22. According to police, the 2008 black Mercedes Benz SUV, with eight people inside, was traveling eastbound on Atlantic Avenue near the intersection […]

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Fatal accident on Van Wyck


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Police responded to a 9-1-1 call of a motor vehicle accident on the southbound service road of the Van Wyck Expressway at 111th Street on Sunday, December 13. Upon arrival it was determined that the driver of a Honda Fit traveling southbound lost control of the auto and struck a tree. The driver, an unidentified […]

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