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May 2016 Archives

4-Year-Old Boy Dies From Fall Down Elevator Shaft In Park Slope

A 4-year-old boy has died after falling 50 feet down an elevator shaft of a parking garage at 841 Union Street near Seventh Avenue in Park Slope on Wednesday evening, officials said.

Two Women Pushing Strollers Struck By Stolen Car Collision [Update]

Two women pushing their children in strollers were struck by a car after a stolen Chevy Tahoe SUV sent another vehicle careening into them in a collision in East Flatbush, Brooklyn on Monday morning, police said. Only one woman was injured from the incident while the other women and all of the children were unharmed, officials said.

Three-Year-Old Girl Fatally Struck In Bronx Car Accident

A 3-year-old girl was fatally struck while walking to preschool with her mother and sibling on Monday morning in the Bronx, officials said. According to reports, the family was crossing East 164th Street at Gerard Avenue at the time of the incident.

Window Washers Rescued After Being Stranded On Scaffolding

Two window washers were rescued after their scaffolding malfunctioned and stranded them on the 17th story of a building in downtown Manhattan, sources said. The incident happened at 33 Maiden Lane around 9:50 a.m., officials said.

9 Injured In Fire Involving Bus Carrying Wheelchair Passengers

Nine people were injured when a bus carrying passengers in wheelchairs caught fire in East Harlem on Wednesday morning, fire officials said. The incident happened at East 106th Street and Park Avenue around 11 a.m., officials said. The FDNY has not yet determined the cause of the fire.

Off-Duty Cop Hits Two Pedestrians After Alleged DWI Accident

Jean Verdesoto, 32, an off-duty cop was slapped with alleged drunk driving charges after he struck two pedestrians with his BMW in Inwood on Sunday morning, police said. The incident happened around 10th Avenue and West 206th Street at around 5 a.m.

Worker Killed By Falling Plank At West Village Construction Site

Louis Mata, 32, of Port Chester, was killed when he was struck by a fallen wooden plank at a construction site, police said. He was hit on the premises of the 421 Hudson Street construction site, around 5 p.m., fire officials said.

Ambulette Driver Fatally Struck Woman In Sunset Park

A 67-year-old woman was killed when an ambulette struck her on a crosswalk in Sunset Park Brooklyn, according to reports. The driver of the Almaz Transportation ambulette made a left turn onto Sixth Avenue from 52nd Street when he struck the victim.

Cyclist Killed By Truck In Park Slope

James Gregg, 33, was fatally struck by a tractor-trailer as he rode his bike through Park Slope, Brooklyn, police said. Gregg was riding along Sixth Avenue when he collided with the truck traveling alongside him near Sterling Place at around 8 a.m.. He fell under the rear tire.

Boy Critically Injured After Bronx Pedestrian Accident

An 11-year-old boy was in critical condition after a car struck him while he was crossing the street in the Bronx, police said. The boy was crossing at the intersection of Grand Concourse and East 165th Street when the Chevy sedan struck him, according to witnesses.

Stolen SUV Kills 1, Injures Another In Brooklyn

A driver in a stolen SUV lost control and struck two people on the sidewalk in Brooklyn, police said. Chooi Tan, 51, of Canarsie, was killed in the crash, and her husband was injured, police said.

Woman Killed, 3 Injured In Bronx Car Crash

Elizabeth Wimmer, 58, of Hull Avenue, Bronx, was killed after she was struck by a car going in the opposite direction near Webster Avenue and 233rd Street at 7:47 p.m., officials said. Wimmer was driving with her 5-year-old granddaughter, April, and her 10-year-old sister.

Fatal Crash Victim Identified In Carle Place Accident

Det. Joseph G. Skowronski, 65, a retired Nassau County police detective, has been identified as the victim of the fatal pedestrian car accident in Carle Place, police said. Skowronski was attempting to cross on foot Old Country Road near Cherry Lane when he was struck by a 1995 Nissan Maxima at around 3:40 p.m.

Driver Fatally Hits Cyclist In Clinton Hill

A driver struck and killed a cyclist on the border of Clinton Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, police said. The cyclist, Lauren Davis, 34, was riding against traffic on Classon Avenue, when the driver of a red Fiat struck her while making a left turn onto Lexington Avenue at around 8:40 a.m.