A 76yr old man was pronounced dead at Bellevue Hospital after he was struck by a truck on East 16th Street between 5th Avenue and Union Square West in Manhattan.
James Buzzell, who lived just steps away at number 9 East 16th Street, was struck by the driver of a 2019 Freightliner truck from Fodera Foods that, according to authorities, was in the process of parking the truck.
The driver of the truck remained on the scene and it is unclear whether he faces any charges. The tragic incident is being investigated by Officers from the NYPDs’ Collision Investigation Squad.
Police responding to reports of a crash on the southbound Laurelton Parkway near 128th Avenue in Queens found an unconcious man with trauma to the body lying partially on the right side shoulder, with a red and black motorcycle on the roadway in the left lane.
The critically injured man, who turned out to be a 42yr old off duty NYPD Officer, was rushed to a nearby Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Officers with the Emergency Services Unit were called in to search for the deceased Officers’ firearm. It is not known at this time what caused the crash or whether any other vehicles were involved. The Investigation continues.
An unidentified woman walking eastbound on East 138th Street and crossing Willis Avenue in the Bronx using the northern crosswalk was mowed down and killed by a man driving a New York City Department of Sanitation Salt Spreader early this morning.
According to sources, the 32yr old driver of the truck was also heading eastbound on East 138th Street and turning left to head north on Willis Avenue when he ran down the woman in the crosswalk. The driver then fled the scene.
As of 3:00PM today, there was no word from Authorities as to whether any charges were preferred against the driver. The Investigation continues.
A fight between rival groups outside of 35 Hyatt Street in Staten Island, where shots were reportedly fired, ended when a Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan plowed into a fleeing man three blocks away. The minivan then crashed into a house on Montgomery Avenue at Fort Place, pinning the man between the front right side of the windshield and the house.
Medics arrived and pronounced 26yr old Robert Craigwell, who lives in Staten Island, dead at the scene. According to a source at the scene, a gun was recovered at the crash site. Cops arrested at least four people in connection with this incident.
Police also recovered a gun beneath a tree outside of 778 Henderson Avenue, though it was not clear how the two incidents are connected.
The 44yr old driver who caused the deaths of 1yr old Joshua Lew and 4yr old Abigail Blumenstein is not facing charges at this time, according to Police sources. The driver was transported from the scene to a hospital where she remains hospitalized.
According to Police sources, the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad is currently working with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to suspend her Driver License, pending a complete Medical Review.
Police said the Investigation into this tragic incident is ongoing.
A 4yr old girl and a 1yr boy were pronounced dead at Methodist Hospital after they and two 34yr old women were run over by a 44yr old woman driving a white Volvo sedan on 9th Street at 5th Avenue in Brooklyn.
The Volvo then crashed into several parked vehicles. The two adult female victims, one of whom is reported to be pregnant, were also taken to Methodist Hospital where they were listed in Critical but Stable condition.
It is not clear at this time whether any relationship exists between the adult victims and the deceased children. The driver of the Volvo was taken into custody at the scene.
By Theodore Parisienne Posted 11:05am – Updated 5:55pm
35yr old Angel Campana, who was a passenger in a black Mercedes Benz sedan, died at Harlem Hospital after the 33yr old female driver of the car slammed into the back of a double parked delivery truck northbound on Frederick Douglas Boulevard at West 129th Street in Manhattan.
The driver of the Mercedes then careened across the street and crashed into a tree. The driver was also taken to Harlem Hospital and placed under arrest on charges of Driving While Intoxicated.