Unfortunately, life in the big city means that sometimes, negligent individuals cause accidents that injure innocent people. In our Queens accident report for December 6th, we look at some recent examples of tragic car accidents to make headlines in Queens.
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Police Make Arrest In Queens Hit-And-Run Case
The NYPD made an arrest in a hit-and-run that critically injured a man in Queens on Thanksgiving night. The 71-year-old man was attempting to cross the street around 7 p.m. when a vehicle crashed into him and drove away, leaving him bleeding in the street. Witnesses and neighbors ran over in an attempt to help the man.
Police say the man may have been dragged for up to 40 feet as the vehicle fled. They’ve arrested 52-year-old Carmine Minichino of Queens, charging him with driving while intoxicated with a suspended license and leaving the scene of an accident.
The victim was brought to the hospital in critical condition and transferred Friday morning from Flushing Hospital to New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan for surgery.
Elderly Man Struck And Killed Crossing The Beltway Parkway
A 71-year-old man was killed after being struck by a vehicle in Springfield Gardens, Queens on Sunday, December 3rd. The accident occurred just before 4. a.m. as the man was crossing the Belt Parkway near Farmers Blvd.
Medics responded to the scene and rushed the man to Jamaica Hospital, where he later died.
The driver remained at the scene of the accident and no criminal charges have been filed.
Teen Killed In 2-Vehicle Accident In Queens
A two-vehicle accident left one man dead and another injured in Queens on Sunday, November. The accident happened when two vehicles collided at the intersection of Sutter Avenue and 80th Street in Ozone Park. According to police, the crash was so violent that the vehicles flew into two parked cars.
An 18-year-old man died in during the incident. His vehicle was bent in half and billowing smoke following the crash. Neighbors tried to save his life. Firefighters eventually had to cut him out of the vehicle. Medics rushed him to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The other driver had minor injuries but refused medical attention at the scene.
Parking Argument Leads To Stabbing, Fatal Hit-And-Run
Police say a dispute over a parking spot in led to a double-stabbing and fatal hit-and-run in Queens early Sunday, December 3rd. The incident began around 4:30 a.m. in front of a hookah bar on Liberty Avenue in Richmond Hill.
The driver of a white Hyundai sedan left his vehicle during the dispute and stabbed two men inside a BMW. A crowd of people ran over to argue with the driver of the Hyundai. As they were walking away, he drove up onto the sidewalk and struck six people, killing one and injuring five others.
All of the victims were rushed to Jamaica Hospital for treatment. The driver of the white sedan also went to the hospital to get treatment for a cut to the hand, where the victims identified him. He is now in police custody.