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Two dead after car strikes tree in Flushing


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Two men were killed early Tuesday morning when their car jumped a sidewalk and slammed into a tree in Flushing, authorities said.

The crash happened on Booth Memorial Avenue near 164th Street at about 1:30 a.m.

A 2005 Dodge Stratus was speeding down Booth Memorial when it went onto the sidewalk and struck a tree, according to police.

The driver, a 28-year-old man, and his passenger, a 26-year-old man, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Their identities were not immediately released.

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SUV crashes into South Ozone Park store


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An SUV slammed into a South Ozone Park discount store Sunday afternoon, injuring two people, reports said.

The vehicle crashed into the front glass wall of the Deals store about 4:30 p.m. at 109th Avenue and Rockaway Boulevard in Ozone Park, according to WABC and the FDNY.

Two people were hurt and taken to Jamaica Hospital, fire officials said. Their injuries were reportedly minor.

According to CBS New York, the driver, who witnesses said appeared to be a woman in her 40s or 50s, may have confused the accelerator for the brakes. The driver has not been charged.

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Queens resident among Marines killed in helicopter crash


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A Queens resident has been identified as one of seven Marines who were killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash during a training mission in dense fog off the Florida Panhandle.

Staff Sgt. Liam Flynn, 33, was among seven Marines and four Louisiana National Guardsmen who were aboard the helicopter who perished in Tuesday’s accident, military officials said.

Flynn was a U.S. Marine who moved to Queens in 2002, but was from Ireland, according to published reports. He served within U.S. Marine Corps Forces and Special Operational Command as an assistant element member, and had reportedly been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. His personal awards included three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals with Valor, the Bronze Star with Valor and Combat Action Ribbon.

Military officials have released all seven of the names of the Marines who were from the 2nd Special Operations Battalion of the Marine Corps Special Operations Command, reports said. The names of the National Guardsmen have not been released yet.

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Fire truck and car collision in Briarwood leaves five injured


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A collision between a fire truck and car in Briarwood on Thursday night left five people, including two firefighters, hurt, the FDNY said.

The two vehicles crashed into each other at Hillside Avenue and Queens Boulevard about 6:30 p.m.

Three people were taken to Jamaica Hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, fire officials said.

Two firefighters, who suffered minor injuries, were transported to Queens Hospital Center.

The cause of the crash is reportedly under investigation.

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One dead, three injured in Rockaway collision


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One person was killed and three more were hurt Wednesday night after a car veered into oncoming traffic and crashed into another vehicle in the Rockaways, police said.

A Nissan 350Z was driving eastbound on Beach Channel Drive near Beach 127 Street about 11:10 p.m. when it veered sideways, crossed over the double yellow line and entered the oncoming lane, authorities said. A Kia Spectra traveling westbound on Beach Channel then struck the passenger side door of the Nissan.

The Nissan’s 19-year-old passenger, Geovanni Balverdy, of Far Rockaway was pronounced dead at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, police said. The car’s driver, a 19-year-old man, was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

EMS took the Kia’s driver, a 29-year-old woman, and her passenger, a 21-year-old man, to Brookdale Hospital. Their condition was not immediately clear.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Car crash near JFK Airport kills one, injures two


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One woman was killed and two more were injured when their car struck a tree near an exit for the John F. Kennedy International Airport early Tuesday morning, police said.

The two-door Nissan sedan crashed into the tree as the vehicle was traveling eastbound on the Nassau Expressway near the Van Wyck Expressway about 3:20 a.m., cops said.

One of the passengers, Patina Deygoo, 22, of Valley Stream, Long Island, died at Jamaica Hospital.

The second passenger and the driver, both 26-year-old women, were also taken to Jamaica Hospital. The driver is in critical condition and the passenger is stable, according to police.

The NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad is looking into the crash.

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Several injured after school bus crashes into Woodside building


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A school bus carrying children crashed into a building in Woodside on Friday, leaving several people injured, reports said.

The bus collided with a livery cab and yellow cab before hitting the brick wall of a pizzeria at Woodside Avenue and 59th Street just before 5 p.m., according to published reports.

Fifteen kids, ages 6 to 10, were on the bus and refused medical attention at the scene. Four adults, the two cab drivers, the bus driver and a pizza shop worker, were injured in the crash and taken to Elmhurst Hospital, report said.

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Elderly man, woman killed in College Point crash


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An 87 year-old man and his 89-year-old passenger were killed Monday night in a car crash in the parking lot of the College Point BJ’s Wholesale Club, police said.

The driver was trying to leave the parking lot of the store at 137-05 20th Ave. around 9:15 p.m. when he lost control of his 1989 Mercury, striking an unoccupied parked minivan and then a light pole, authorities said.

The man and his female passenger, who both have yet to be identified by police, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police were investigating.

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Six hurt after truck crashes into Forest Hills bagel store


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Updated 3:16 p.m.

Six people were injured Wednesday morning after a truck crashed into a Forest Hills bagel shop, according to authorities.

At about 10 a.m. a yellow box truck went into Bagels For You, located at 113-29 Queens Blvd., after it struck a parked car, police said.

Five victims, who suffered minor injuries, were taken to Jamaica Hospital and New York Hospital of Queens, the FDNY said. A sixth person, who was also hurt, refused medical attention at the scene.

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The driver was not injured in the crash, according to CBS New York, but those hurt did reportedly include a baby and several adults who were in the store and on the sidewalk.

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Damage to the bagel shop included the store’s front structure, along with a destroyed awning, a smashed refrigerator, and ripped pipes, lights and an air conditioner.

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Two killed, teen injured in Belt Parkway ramp crash


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Updated 2:49 p.m.

Two young men were killed and a 14-year-old was hurt Thursday night after their car lost control near the Belt Parkway before slamming into a pole and then a tree, authorities said.

The vehicle, a Mitsubishi Lancer, was apparently speeding westbound on North Conduit Avenue in Springfield Gardens at about 10:45 p.m. when it swerved to overtake another vehicle, according to police. It then tried to swerve back into the left lane and enter the entrance ramp to the Belt Parkway near 181st Street.

The Mitsubishi lost control, drove onto the grass shoulder, striking a light pole and then a tree, cops said.

The driver, 20-year-old D’John Arias, of Corona, was pronounced dead at the scene. His front seat passenger, 19-year-old Karim Carter, of Jamaica, was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased, authorities said.

A 14-year-old boy suffered injuries to his legs and was transported to Long Island Jewish Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

The NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad is looking into the crash.

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Flushing 7-Eleven robbery ends in flames after police chase


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Three men suspected of robbing a Flushing 7-Eleven at gunpoint early Tuesday morning crashed into a deli after police chased the trio through the streets of Queens, authorities said.

Three men in their 20s were in the process of robbing the 7-Eleven on Northern Boulevard near 171st Street at about 2 a.m. when cops arrived, police said. The three men then took off in a Nissan Altima.

During the chase, the three suspects threw a wallet and money out of their window. Police later discovered that it belonged to the 7-Eleven workers they robbed, cops said.

The hour-long chase led police and the thieves along Northern Boulevard and then the Long Island Expressway before ending when the robbers crashed into a Flushing deli on 164th Street and Pidgeon Meadow Road, according to authorities. Fire and smoke rose out of the car’s engine following the crash.

Police recovered a shotgun from the car but couldn’t say if it was the weapon used in the robbery.

The deli was empty at the time of the crash, but the incident left one of the suspects, 21, with a broken hip, and a 22-year-old suspect with a broken hand, cops said. Both were taken to Flushing Hospital. The driver, a 29-year old, was not injured.

Charges against the three suspects are pending.

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24-year-old motorcyclist dies in Belt Parkway crash


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A Queens Village man was killed Wednesday in a motorcycle collision on the Belt Parkway, cops said.

Officers discovered 24-year-old Julian Smith lying on the ground in the center lane of the Belt Parkway near the Van Wyck Expressway at about 3:50 a.m., according to police.

He was found unconscious and unresponsive next to his bike, and was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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20-year-old woman dies in Grand Central Parkway motorcycle crash


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Updated 1:07 p.m.

A motorcyclist was injured and his passenger was killed when he lost control of his bike on the Grand Central Parkway early Tuesday morning, cops said.

The crash happened while the motorcyclist was traveling westbound on the roadway at about 4:30 a.m. just before the 94th Street exit in East Elmhurst, according to police.

The bike’s operator, a 21-year-old man, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition with injuries to his shoulder and legs.

His 20-year-old passenger, Giuseppina Lascalia of Astoria, was also taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where she was pronounced dead,  authorities said.

The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Two killed in Long Island Expressway collision


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Two men lost their lives on the Long Island Expressway Saturday when their car struck a guardrail at the exit for the Grand Central Parkway, police said.

The vehicle, a Subaru Impreza, was traveling westbound on the roadway at about 12:35 a.m. when the driver tried to get onto the parkway exit and failed to properly navigate the turn, cops said. The car then struck a guardrail before hitting a metal overpass structure and overturning on its side.

The driver, a 30-year-old man, and his passenger, a 31-year-old man, were taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where they were dead, according to authorities.

Both victims have yet to be identified by police.

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One killed, six injured in Astoria crash


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Updated 10:15 a.m.

A crash in Astoria on Sunday left one person dead and six hurt, including three children and a pedestrian, after the driver had a medical episode moments before the accident, cops said.

The car, a Kia Sedona, was driving westbound on 35th Avenue near 21st Street at about 4:45 p.m. when it struck  a curb and fire hydrant before coming to rest on its passenger side on the sidewalk, according to police.

The driver, 45-year-old Anthony Boyd, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

A pedestrian, a 72-year-old woman who was struck by debris, was also taken to Mount Sinai in stable condition.

Five of the vehicle’s passengers, a 44-year-old and 28-year-old woman, and three young boys, ages 10, 6 and 1, were transported to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition, cops said.

Police said they are still investigating the accident and what exactly happened to the man before the Kia Sedona crashed.

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