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Over the past year, residents, organizations and elected officials have called on the Department of Transportation to improve traffic conditions in Corona.
On Tuesday, residents said “enough is enough” and held a march for pedestrian safety.
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On Saturday, 19-year-old Luis Bravo was walking eastbound on Broadway when he was struck by a dark-colored sedan at the 58th Street intersection in Woodside.
The driver, traveling southbound subsequently fled the scene, leaving Bravo to die on the concrete until police and EMS responded and transported him to Elmhurst Hospital.
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A three-car accident involving a patrol car from the 105th Precinct caused traffic to come to a halt at the intersection of Jamaica and Braddock avenues on July 17.
“I just heard this huge bang, then another big bang with tires screeching and everything,” one bystander said.
Frequent collisions and speeding cars are a fact of life in the Dutch Kills neighborhood of Long Island City, but now that there is more pedestrian traffic with hotels and businesses popping up in the former industrial area, residents and politicians want that to change.
State Sen. Mike Gianaris (D-Astoria) called on the Department of Transportation to “implement a traffic plan that makes sense in a growing neighborhood,” at a press conference on July 18.
The NYPD has increased the number of investigations of car accidents that leave victims with severe injuries but not likely or certain death, police said.
Previously, NYPD investigators would arrive at the scene of an accident only if victims died or were close to being dead.
A Woodside man guilty of a series of home break-ins this past August was sentenced to four years in prison last Wednesday, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
William Agosto, 45, pleaded guilty to two violent felony offenses on Nov. 14.
A Woodside man guilty of a series of violent home break-ins this past August was sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday.
A car accident is a headache for any driver. He or she has to worry about the repairs, working with the insurance companies and finding the right auto specialist to fix the damage. Sonny’s Collision in Richmond Hill is there to help. Since 1946, three generations of the family-owned collision shop have been keeping customers satisfied with their quality service while relieving the headaches that auto accidents bring to drivers.
A Queens man could face up to 15 years in prison following his arrest on July 9 in an alleged alcohol-related accident that killed a road worker on the Grand Central Parkway.
Munshi Abdullah, 26, of Jamaica, was ordered held on $350,000 bail by Queens Criminal Court Judge Lenora Gerald on July 10.
Two men died Sunday night when the Suzuki motorcycle they were riding collided head-on with a city bus in Jackson Heights.
Emergency officials responded to the scene of the accident at 73rd Street and 31st Avenue, after a 911 call was received around 8:15 p.m.
As part of its continuing campaign against the automobile and in favor of walking, bicycling and public transit, the advocacy group Transportation Alternatives recently released a study tracking how many people were hit by cars over a 15 year period in each of the city’s community districts.
The second worst district citywide was CD 12 in the Jamaica area. There were 4,741 collisions between vehicles and pedestrians in the district from 1995 through 2009, the report said, citing state Department of Transportation data. Only Manhattan’s CD 5 topped the district, with 8,604 incidents reported.
After receiving complaints from constituents that black traffic bollards in St. Albans were causing car crashes rather than preventing them, Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) reached out to city officials requesting that the markers be highlighted with white paint and additional signage. The city has heeded the request.
The Department of Design and Construction recently installed the two bell-shaped bollards at Francis Lewis Boulevard and 115th Avenue as part of the Department of Transportation’s School Safety Improvement Project, according to DDC spokesman Craig Chin.
A Florida man was killed Saturday when he apparently lost control of his motorcycle on Union Turnpike.
Police at the 112th Precinct said Andres Rodriguez-Mojica, 37, of Miami Beach, was traveling east near the intersection with 72nd Road at 7:11 p.m. when he drove across the median and struck a Ford van heading westbound.
A traffic dispute appears to have sparked a shooting in a Kew Gardens park that left one man dead and another seriously wounded on July 14.
Roberto Adanes, 25, of 84-50 Austin St. and another man who witnesses said was his brother, were shot at 8:10 p.m. after their car was in a near-collision with a white pick-up truck at the north end of Eight Oaks Triangle, or Max Wernik Triangle, on 84th Drive between Austin and 125th streets.
Speed kills — and not just on Queens Boulevard, the notorious Boulevard of Death, but all over the city. The right policies, however, could cut down the number of fatalities greatly.
That’s the main message of a new study conducted by the advocacy group Transportation Alternatives and the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy, a liberal think tank.
A woman is in critical condition and a man has been arrested after a Volkswagen came barreling into the same two stores on Crescent Street and Queens Plaza North for the second time in nine days.
The wrecks occurred on an area of roadway that had been revamped in 2008 to improve traffic flow. Drivers say further changes were made more recently.
In an effort to get western Queens residents to start cycling to work, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer rode his brand-new, electric blue Jamis Commuter 2.0 to City Hall last Friday in celebration of National Bike to Work Day.
As the city expands, space for walking, biking and even driving has become scarce in some communities. Beyond the potholes that wreck havoc on everyone, city streets are too often the scene of terrible accidents.
Everyone who worked with Connie Sui liked her. The 33-year-old was called patient, friendly and soft-spoken. Three months pregnant, her life was cut short in January when she was hit by a car at Springfield Boulevard and Union Turnpike.
Rego Park residents have added a fresh set of complaints to the growing chorus of those demanding better traffic controls on the area’s residential streets.
“Hill Blocks View,” a seemingly innocent yellow sign reads as drivers approach Queens Boulevard.
When news broke that a bus packed with pre-school students was knocked on its side during a collision last week, Middle Village braced for the worst. Fortunately, the worst never materialized — all twelve children and two adults escaped the accident with no major injuries.
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