Two motor vehicle accidents killed residents of Southeast Queens this past week while a third in St. Albans killed a Flushing resident.
The first took place just before midnight on July 24 near the Kew Gardens Interchange.
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An accident created late rush-hour chaos along Cross Bay Boulevard in Ozone Park Tuesday night.
At least two cars were involved in the crash at Sutter Avenue at around 8 p.m. At least one car was likely totaled by the accident.
Legislation for Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative was signed into law on the corner where it all started.
“Last time we were here in January, we were responding to a tragic loss,” de Blasio said on Monday morning at the corner of Northern Boulevard and 61st Street in Woodside. “Today, we’re again at the spot where 8-year-old Noshat Nahian was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer in December.”
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For years, parents, students and staff at PS 232 in Lindenwood and those living and working nearby have warned that the intersection of 83rd Street and 153rd Avenue is a ticking time bomb.
For years their pleas have fallen on mostly deaf ears.
Before Community Board 6’s May 14 meeting ended, Sara Demartino of Rego Park stood up and described a problem she said is plaguing her community: the constant cacophony of barking dogs in Yellowstone Park, across the street from her Forest Hills home.
“It’s a quality-of-life issue that me and my neighbors are experiencing on a daily basis,” Demartino said. “It’s impossible to have a conversation, there’s so much noise.”
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The City Council on Tuesday passed a bill requiring the New York City Police Department to report information concerning vehicle collisions in which a driver left the scene.
The bill would require the NYPD to submit to the City Council and post online a quarterly report on hit-and-run data, specifically the number of such incidents involving critical injury, as determined by medical personnel at the scene; and the number of cases closed, whether an arrest was made or not. The data would be separated out by police precinct and by cross street.
Twenty-first Street, a major corridor from Queens Plaza to 20th Avenue, is home to major senior and youth developments, including Long Island City High School and The Queens View housing development.
For his first press conference in office, Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) called on the Department of Transportation to address the safety concerns as part of Mayor de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” initiative.
Long Island City residents joined Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) in a rally on Monday to call on the Department of Transportation to install a crosswalk and additional signage along 49th Avenue.
For more than a year, the councilman has advocated for these improvements to be made at the Long Island City intersection. Despite his complaints, the DOT has yet to implement safety improvements to the location.
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.
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.
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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.