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Driver smashes cars in accident outside Bay Terrace poll site
Driver smashes cars in accident outside Bay Terrace poll site
News Melissa Chan 11/05/2013 at 1:26PM

An elderly man smashed into two parked cars outside of a Bay Terrace poll site Tuesday while he was trying to drive out of a parking spot, witnesses said. The man, who declined to give his name or age, said he had just voted at P.S. 169 at around noon when the collision occurred. Witnesses [...]

Driver kills man in Flushing
News Melissa Chan 10/22/2012 at 4:50PM

A sleep-deprived driver has been arrested for fleeing the scene of an accident after he allegedly mowed down and killed a pedestrian in Flushing, police said. Shiwoo Lee, 22, of Oakland Gardens, told authorities he fell asleep behind the wheel on Saturday, October 20 around 6 a.m. when his 2007 Toyota Rav 4 veered off [...]

Loved ones mourn as Prep teen laid to rest after tragic death
Loved ones mourn as Prep teen laid to rest after tragic death
News Melissa Chan 9/04/2012 at 1:38PM

Loved ones who gathered at a wake on Labor Day to mourn the popular St. Francis Prep teen killed Friday in a gruesome party bus accident remembered him as a hilarious, fun-loving boy with a permanent smile pressed on his face. “He was always cracking jokes,” said classmate Noah Buttner, 15. “He made [geometry class] [...]

Sunnyside cyclist killed in hit-and-run
News Billy Rennison 7/19/2012 at 2:10PM

A cyclist was killed last night in Sunnyside after being struck by a car that sped off after the crash. The 37-year-old was biking heading eastbound on Greenpoint Avenue when he was hit from behind by a dark colored sedan heading the same direction, police said. The Daily News reported that sources said the speeding [...]

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Hit-and-run accident kills pedestrian
News Billy Rennison 3/09/2012 at 1:57PM

A pedestrian was struck and killed in Flushing in a hit-and-run accident, according to police. A 65-year-old man was crossing 45th Avenue at the intersection of 149th Street at approximately 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 when an SUV traveling southbound fatally hit him, police said. The vehicle fled the scene, according to authorities. The victim was [...]

Pedestrian struck and killed on Union Turnpike
News Billy Rennison 3/01/2012 at 11:40AM

A pedestrian crossing Union Turnpike was struck and killed just before 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 29, according to authorities. The victim was struck as he attempted to cross Union Turnpike in Oakland Gardens by a Volkswagen driven by a 24-year-old woman, police said. EMS responded to the scene and took the 40-year-old victim to North Shore [...]

Pol: Change traffic response policy
News Melissa Chan 2/22/2012 at 12:34PM

Local politicians rallied to rule reckless riders off the road, saying bad drivers belong behind bars, not the wheel. According to NYPD policy, an Accident Investigation Squad (AIS) is only deployed to crash scenes in which a victim has been declared dead or “likely to die” by a medical professional. For all other cases, patrol [...]