traffic fatalities

Jackson Heights, Corona community marches for safer streets after traffic deaths
Jackson Heights, Corona community marches for safer streets after traffic deaths
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/13/2013 at 4:02PM

It was the final straw, and now the Jackson Heights and Corona communities are saying no more. Family members of traffic accident victims, local elected officials and community members gathered Tuesday night to set off the inaugural action known as “Three Children Too Many.” The group marched down Northern Boulevard, then 82nd Street, stopping to [...]

NYPD announces results of three-day anti-speeding enforcement initiative
NYPD announces results of three-day anti-speeding enforcement initiative
News Queens Courier Staff 10/18/2013 at 4:36PM

BY JOHANN HAMILTON A three-day enforcement initiative across New York City resulted in more than 700 summonses citywide. The NYPD announced the results of a speed enforcement initiative conducted last weekend, during which 736 summonses were issued to motorists. The initiative, which began on Friday, October 11, was instituted in the hopes of limiting speeding [...]

Fund to help family of toddler killed by alleged drunk driver in Jackson Heights
Fund to help family of toddler killed by alleged drunk driver in Jackson Heights
News Angy Altamirano 10/17/2013 at 2:20PM

A family and community are left mourning three-year-old Olvin Jahir Figueroa after he was fatally struck by an alleged drunk driver while crossing a Jackson Heights street with his mother. According to police, on October 11 at approximately 9:50 p.m. the toddler was crossing the corner of Junction Boulevard and Northern Boulevard with his mother [...]

Driver charged after toddler struck, killed in Jackson Heights
Driver charged after toddler struck, killed in Jackson Heights
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 10/12/2013 at 11:01AM

A two-year-old boy is dead after being hit by an alleged drunk driver while crossing a Jackson Heights street with his mother. According to police, on Friday night at approximately 9:50 p.m. Jaied Gigueroa was crossing the corner of Junction Boulevard and Northern Boulevard with his mother when a white 2011 Acura moving northbound on [...]

Starting the New Year with good news for New York City
Opinion Queens Courier Staff 1/05/2012 at 5:34PM

By Mayor Michael Bloomberg New York is entering the new year riding a crest of good news. On average, we’re living longer and healthier lives than ever. We’re also the safest big city in the nation, and safer from crime, fire and traffic fatalities than at any time in modern memory. And we have good [...]