Pedestrian injured in Lower Manhattan hit and run

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A pedestrian was injured in a hit and run in lower Manhattan.

Police say the incident took place on Bowery Hester streets.

The pedestrian was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police recovered the car they believe was involved in the accident, but no word on if the suspect was captured.

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1 dead, at least 4 injured in NYC bus-truck crash

By KAREN MATTHEWS
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) – A city bus and a box truck believed
to have been stolen collided at a Manhattan intersection early
Wednesday, sending both vehicles onto the sidewalk and into scaffolding,
killing the bus driver and injuring at least four other people,
authorities said.

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the crash,
which occurred around 5:30 a.m. in a busy commercial district in
Greenwich Village. Streets in the vicinity were closed to traffic.

Police identified the victim as the driver of the
bus, whom they did not name. Fire officials said two people were
critically injured in the crash and at least two others suffered minor
injuries.

Among those injured was a coffee cart vendor, who
was hospitalized in stable condition, Metropolitan Transportation
Authority spokesman Kevin Ortiz said. He said the vendor was struck by
the box truck.

The MTA has not been able to independently confirm that the bus driver was killed, Ortiz said.

Police said there were two passengers on the bus at
the time of the crash. They said the truck driver, who also suffered
minor injuries, was being questioned at the hospital.

“Apparently a stolen box truck traveling on 7th
Avenue struck a M14 bus” at the intersection, Ortiz said. Police did not
immediately confirm that the truck was stolen.

Both vehicles careened onto the sidewalk and into
scaffolding that collapsed around them before striking a 12-story
commercial building at 14th Street and 7th Avenue. Several parked cars
were also hit.

Craig Ydolly was on the block facing the other way
when he heard the crash. He said it sounded like the scraping sound a
snowplow makes. He turned around and saw the scaffolding falling on the
truck and the bus and a man lying injured on the ground.

The bus was leaking gas, said Ydolly, who distributes newspapers on that corner.

Jose Cherrez, who lives one block from the scene, said the crash woke him up.

“It sounded like an explosion. I heard the ambulances about 10 minutes later,” he said.

Seventh Avenue between 13th 15th streets and
West 14th Street between 6th 8th avenues were closed following the
crash. Local bus service was being rerouted. Subway service was not
affected.

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Driver Rescued By Good Samaritans After Crashing Near Queensboro Bridge

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — For the fifth time in two years a car has crashed coming off of the Queensboro Bridge.

The accident occurred just before 4 a.m. the vehicle drove off of the bridge onto 2nd Ave in Manhattan where the car slammed into a concrete railing.

The car flipped over and eventually caught fire, 1010 WINS reported.

Good Samaritans pulled the driver, who suffered a broken leg in the accident, out of the vehicle just before it went up in flames.

The driver was taken to Cornell Medical Center.

Last month a similar accident claimed the life of an NYPD officer on the Queens side of the bridge, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported.

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Fatal Accident On 52 In Manhattan

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Fatal accident on Cedar Road

Emergency vehicles were at the scene of a fatal accident on Saturday, January 18, on Rt. 52 and Cedar Road near Manhattan. photo by Erin Gallagher.

Two young people were killed and a third critically injured when their Dodge sedan slid into an oncoming Ford pickup truck Saturday, January 18, Illinois State Police said. It happened just after 1 p.m. during the beginning of a heavy snow fall that caused dangerous driving conditions.

Mark and Kris Trost were headed home to Elwood from Kankakee. Driving the truck, they had just passed Elevator Road when they saw Keyshanna Lucas, 20, turn south onto Rt. 52 from Cedar Road and lose control of her car, they said.

It spun, crossing into Trost’s lane. The truck hit the car on the passenger side. Passenger Sharquese Baker, 16, was pronounced dead at the scene. Lucas and another passenger, Dyjon Abbott, 19, were taken to Silver Cross Hospital.

Lucas died at the hospital. Abbott is still listed in critical condition at press time. Lucas, Baker and Abbott are from Joliet.

The S-curve along Rt. 52 is north of Wilton Center and south of Manhattan. It also is known as Kirestein’s curve. This is the second fatal crash there in less than a month. Brian Affrunti, 31, was killed at that location on December 28, when his Honda Pilot rolled.

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Single vehicle crash claims life of Fort Riley soldier
The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that Calvin Michalak, a soldier stationed at Fort Riley, was killed in a single vehicle accident near Ellsworth, Kan. on Tuesday. Michalak’s car veered off the road and struck the pillars on a bridge. At this time cause is unknown. Michalak, 22, was originally from Mendon, Ill. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate library expansion
The Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave., will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of their children’s library on Saturday at 1 p.m. Refreshments and music will be provided in the auditorium before the ceremony. The event is free and open to the public. Construction on the library expansion is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Two Injured in Washington Heights Car Crash

Police shut down 182nd through 187th streets between Broadway and Wadsworth Avenue after the accident.

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MANHATTAN — Two men were hospitalized after their car overturned in Washington Heights Tuesday morning.

The crash happened about 10:30 a.m. near 183rd Street and Wadsworth Avenue in Washington Heights, according to an FDNY spokesman.

Two passengers were transported to New York Presbyterian Hospital. One with serious injuries and the other with minor injuries, the spokesman added.

It was unclear what caused the accident, fire officials said.

Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez described the accident as a six-car pileup in a Twitter post. The councilman’s aide Yokarina Duarte said that a livery taxi appeared to have collided with a police SUV from the 34th Precinct.

“I saw a taxi, it looked like it t-boned the police car,” Duarte said, adding that a third car appeared to be dented in the side. 

Following the accident, police officers blocked off 182nd through 187th streets between Broadway and Wadsworth Avenue while sanitation trucks salted the roads. 

The Office of Emergency Management issued a hazardous travel advisory for Tuesday and Wednesday. Motorists were asked to avoid the road unless absolutely necessary. Those who must drive should check weather and traffic reports before heading out and use major streets or highways as they will be cleared first.

Two dead, one hurt in crash on slippery roads near Manhattan

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January 18, 2014 4:54PM

Vehicles rest off the side at U.S. 52 and Cedar Road near Manhattan. Two people died and one was injured in the accident Saturday. | Sun-Times Media


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Updated: January 18, 2014 7:47PM

Snow and slippery roads likely played a role in two-vehicle crash Saturday near Manhattan that left two people dead and one person injured, police said.

A Dodge four-door car traveling south on U.S. 52 south of Cedar Road lost control about 1:10 p.m. and struck a Ford pickup truck traveling north in the oncoming lane, Illinois State Police Sgt. Scott Angus said.

The passenger of the Dodge was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver died after being taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Angus said.

Their genders and ages were not immediately known.

A second passenger in the Dodge was taken in critical condition to Silver Cross, Angus said.

“We’ve had several cars in ditches and multiple accidents today,” Angus said Saturday. Road conditions on U.S. 52 were sleek and slippery at the time of the crash.

Mark Trost, the driver of the truck, said he and his wife, Kris, were not injured in the crash.

“They came out of the corner and got squirelly sideways and came right into my truck,” Trost said. “It’s a shame.”

State police, the Manhattan and New Lenox fire districts, Manhattan police and Manhattan emergency services responded to the scene. The intersection of Cedar Road and U.S. 52 is at an S-curve south of Manhattan and north of Wilton Center.

Contributing: Erin Gallagher

Bryant Park Crash: Car Flips Over After Hitting Bus in NYC

A car apparently flipped over after it was involved in an accident in Manhattan’s Bryant Park.

Police and emergency services were on the scene.

It is unclear if there were any injuries.

The car was flipped on the sidewalk, and a large number of people were seen gathered around. The wreck was located at 6th Ave West 41 St at Bryant Park.

Preliminary reports say the car hit a bus.

The car accident took place after 4 p.m. local time.

Motorist tried to save boy run over by cab in Manhattan

A driver who saw a cabbie run down a 9-year-old boy in Manhattan tried to save the dying child as the boy’s overcome father looked on.

Ramon Gonzalez was driving just behind the yellow cab as it turned left off 97th St. onto West End Ave. about 9:05 p.m. Friday and saw young Cooper Stock in the crosswalk holding hands with his dad.

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The oblivious cabbie, Koffi Komlani, slammed right into the boy and his father, Gonzalez said. Komlani was issued a summons for failure to yield to pedestrians.

Ramon Gonzalez, who was driving behind the cab, got out of his car and tried to save Cooper. He said Dr. Stock 'placed the child on the hood of my car. I tried to help the little boy because he was choking on his own blood.' Gonzalez called 911 while checking the boy’s pulse.

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Ramon Gonzalez, who was driving behind the cab, got out of his car and tried to save Cooper. He said Dr. Stock ‘placed the child on the hood of my car. I tried to help the little boy because he was choking on his own blood.’ Gonzalez called 911 while checking the boy’s pulse.

“He had to be distracted because there’s no way he could not see them, if I did,” Gonzalez, 46, said of the 53-year-old cabbie.

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“The father grabbed his son. They were both on the hood of the car for a second. The father fell off the passenger side. The son went underneath the driver’s-side tire, first the front one, then the rear.”

Komlani, of West Harriman, didn’t brake until after he’d run over the boy with both wheels, according to Gonzalez, the assistant director of an educational nonprofit who lives in Chelsea.

Ramon Gonzalez (center), who had been driving behind the taxi when it struck Dr. Stock and his son, stands with police at the accident scene Friday night.

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Ramon Gonzalez (center), who had been driving behind the taxi when it struck Dr. Stock and his son, stands with police at the accident scene Friday night.

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“He hit him and continued straight on. It almost looked like he was going to crash into some parked cars. Then he stopped.”

Young Cooper’s crushed body lay on the ground.

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NYPD investigators talk to the cabbie at the scene of the fatal accident at West End Ave. between W. 97th St. and W. 96th St. in Manhattan Friday. Gonzalez, who was driving behind the taxi, says the cabbie didn’t brake until after he’d run over the boy with both wheels.

Pearl Gabel/ New York Daily News

NYPD investigators talk to the cabbie at the scene of the fatal accident at West End Ave. between W. 97th St. and W. 96th St. in Manhattan Friday. Gonzalez, who was driving behind the taxi, says the cabbie didn’t brake until after he’d run over the boy with both wheels.

“The father picked the boy up,” Gonzalez said.

“He said, ‘Cooper wake up! Oh my God, oh my God!’ He placed the child on the hood of my car. I tried to help the little boy because he was choking on his own blood.”

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But there was little anyone could do.

Dr. Richard Stock, who suffered a leg injury, picked his boy up, according to Gonzalez. 'He said, ‘Cooper wake up! Oh my God, oh my God!’'

Richard Stock via Facebook

Dr. Richard Stock, who suffered a leg injury, picked his boy up, according to Gonzalez. ‘He said, ‘Cooper wake up! Oh my God, oh my God!’’

“He was totally covered in blood,” said Gonzalez.

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“The tires ran over his chest. He probably got broken ribs. He probably got a punctured lung. I put him on his side and let fluids come out of his mouth.”

Gonzalez called 911 while checking the boy’s pulse. His own son, who is just 3, tearfully watched from the backseat of their Nissan Rogue.

Cooper was an avid Knicks fan who loved going to games with his dad, Dr. Richard Stock.

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Cooper was an avid Knicks fan who loved going to games with his dad, Dr. Richard Stock.

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“It was a steady pulse,” Gonzalez said. “He had labored breathing.”

An ambulance took Cooper to St. Luke’s Hospital, where he died. His dad, Dr. Richard Stock, a radiation oncologist whose patient list includes former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, suffered a minor leg injury.

“It was a little boy who didn’t get to live his life,” said Gonzalez. “One second you’re crossing the street with your dad, the next second you’re fighting to live.”

Cooper was an avid Knicks fan who loved going to games with his dad. Tearful friends and relatives streamed in and out of the family’s apartment Saturday.

Neighbor Marlene Lieberman, 60, said she was hit by a car at the same intersection in June.

“They’re speeding and cutting corners,” she said of the drivers.

With Thomas Tracy