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Speeding accidents prompt increased enforcement: 107th Precinct


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Two recent serious car accidents have prompted the 107th Precinct to crack down on speeding, according to the precinct’s commanding officer.

“It gets rough when you see bodies that were trapped inside the vehicle after it’s been burned,” Capt. Paul Valerga said at Tuesday’s 107th Precinct Community Council meeting in Fresh Meadows. “And this is all because of speed, because of people driving way too fast on the roads.”

A fatal April 3 accident was caused when the driver lost control of the vehicle, hit construction scaffolding and then a tree, and the car subsequently exploded. There were two fatalities.

The other recent speeding accident is still under investigation, with one victim alive but still in the hospital.

The 107th Precinct is also battling a spike in fraud cases. According to Captain Valerga, fraud reports have been rising in the area for the last two weeks. Common scams included bank PIN codes stolen through rigged ATM machines, and phone calls from phony charity organizations asking for donations and credit card information.

“Be careful who you give your money to,” warned Captain Valerga. “ You work too hard for it to give it to a crook and a criminal.”

Sergeant Michael Salice was named "Cop of the Month" in the 107th Precinct meeting which also saw the community warned about increased enforcement for speeding violations. Salice was instrumental in diffusing a recent home invasion. (THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel)

Sgt. Michael Salice was named “Cop of the Month” at the 107th Precinct meeting, which also saw the community warned about increased enforcement for speeding violations. Salice was instrumental in diffusing a recent home invasion. (THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel)

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