Police appeal to trace driver after car accident in Bradford

2:58pm, Sun 23 Mar 2014

Last updated Sun 23 Mar 2014

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Police are trying to trace a man following a serious road traffic collision in Bradford yesterday.

Umbar Ali, aged 39, is believed to have been driving a Vauxhall Zafira, which collided with an Alfa Romeo travelling in the opposite direction in Queens Road at about 9.28pm yesterday.

Mr Ali, who is from the Bradford area, left the scene of the collision at the junction with Valley Road. He has not been seen since. His two passengers, aged four and two, were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The occupants of the Alfa Romeo, aged 34 and 32, also suffered serious, but not believed to be life-threatening injuries and were taken to hospital.

“We are actively trying to locate Mr Ali as he might be needing hospital treatment as a result of this collision, and would ask for him or anyone who knows him to contact the Western Area Roads Policing Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”

– Inspector Joanne Field of the Western Area Roads Policing Unit

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Two cops hurt in chase crash

Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 10:30 am

Two cops hurt in chase crash


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Two cops were injured in a car accident in South Richmond Hill last week while responding to the robbery of a nearby cellular phone store.


Police say three people swiped phones and accessories from the T-Mobile store on Liberty Avenue near 118th Street at about 8 p.m.. on March 12. After the suspects fled in a car, a witness to the robbery flagged down passing cops, who put out a radio description of the getaway car,.

Two patrol cars from the 106th Precinct were responding to the alert when they collided with a Honda Civic near Lefferts Boulevard and 109th Avenue, three blocks from the scene of the robbery.

Two officers involved in the smash-up were taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center with minor injuries, according to authorities. The driver of the Civic was not badly injured. The accident caused delays along the Q10 bus line for several hours.

Police add that the suspects ditched their car on a front lawn near the Van Wyck Expressway and 111th Avenue and fled on foot.

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Crossing guard caught after backing vehicle into woman in Queens

An off-duty crossing guard was busted after backing up a vehicle into a woman in Queens, then fleeing the scene, police said Monday.

Carmen Malik, 52, was tracked down by police with the help of the 44-year-old victim, who took down the suspect’s license plate, police said.

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The victim did not require medical treatment.

Malik was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and unsafe backing of a vehicle.

The incident happened Sunday afternoon in Jamaica, on 165th St., near Jamaica Ave. Malik struck the woman with her 2007 Volvo, police said.

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Auxiliary cops among 5 hurt in Queens crash

Five people were seriously injured, including three auxiliary police officers, in a two-car accident in Queens, authorities said.

The accident occurred just after 1:30 p.m. in Fresh Meadows, where authorities say the police cruiser was struck by another vehicle at the intersection of 172nd Street and 73rd Avenue.

All five of the injured were rushed to Booth Memorial Hospital in serious condition, according to authorities.

Cops said three of the victims were assigned to auxiliary police duty in the area.

None of the injuries was life-threatening, according to authorities.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, police said.

A medic attends to one of three auxiliary police officers hurt in a two-car crash in Queens Monday.Photo: Ellis Kaplan

Meng gets visas for families of LIE crash vics

Meng gets visas for families of LIE crash vics

Posted on March 14, 2014 by Kelsey Durham in Congress, District 6, U.S. House

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng has secured visas for relatives of Jennifer Gao (l.) and Jiahao Liang (r.) to travel the New York and be with family. The two teens were killed Feb. 18 after the car Liang w driving slid off the Long Island Expressway and struck a tree.

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) has successfully obtained visas for a group of family members of two Queens teenagers who died in a car accident on the Long Island Expressway last month.

The mother and sister of 19-year-old Jiahao Liang, of Flushing, ?were granted visas March 11 after Meng was able to set up interviews for both with the U.S. consulate in Guangzhou, China, that morning. With the visas, the family members will be able to fly to New York and be with Liang’s father, who is already living in Flushing, according to Meng’s office.

Liang was driving an Audi sedan between Exits 24 and 25 around 1 a.m. Feb. 18 when the vehicle slid off the roadway and struck a tree, according to police. Liang and his passenger, 16-year-old Jennifer Gao, of Oakland Gardens, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Gao’s grandmother was also granted a visa after her March 11 interview, and her aunt was still working to complete the process as of Wednesday. Meng said Gao’s aunt fainted during her interview for unknown reasons, but the congresswoman said she is in touch with the Chinese consulate to get the results as soon as possible.

Meng said she looked into setting up interviews for the four women after a friend of both teens’ families reached out to her office and asked her to help with the applications.

Liang and Gao were both residents of Meng’s congressional district, according to their death certificates. Gao attended Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside and Liang was a student at St. Francis Prep in Fresh Meadows.

“The death of these two teenagers is a terrible and horrible tragedy, and our hearts go out to their family and friends,” Meng said. “We will assist them with whatever needs they may have during this difficult time.”

The visas that were obtained for each of the family members are good for one month, according to Meng’s office, but it is not yet known when the families will fly to Queens.

Funerals were held during the last week of February and both teens were cremated.

“The granting of these visas will allow the families to come to Queens to be with loved ones during this very difficult time and to take the teens’ cremated remains home to China,” Meng said.

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Two cops injured in Queens car crash

Two cops were injured in a car crash Wednesday while pursing robbery suspects in Jamaica, Queens, sources said.

Officers responding to a cellphone store hold-up near Linden Boulevard and 140th Street spotted the thugs fleeing in a black Nissan Maxima at about 8:15 p.m. and gave chase, police sources said.

A pair of patrol cars responding to the incident collided with a gray Honda Civic at Lefferts Boulevard and 109th Avenue, sources said.

Two cops involved in that smash-up were taken to Jamaica Hospital with minor injuries, authorities said.

Meanwhile, the perps ditched the Nissan on a front lawn near 111th Avenue and the Van Wyck Service Road and fled on foot, sources said.

Concerns in Queens after another pedestrian is struck – New York’s PIX11 / WPIX

QUEENS, New York (PIX 11)– A 64 year old man is in a coma tonight after be struck by a car on Northern Boulevard.

He was crossing the busy street at 41st Road just before 10:30 on Friday night.

Police say a dark colored Chevy Blazer traveling westbound hit the man outside of the crosswalk and fled the scene.

The victim is in critical condition at Elmhurst General Hospital.

This is just the latest accident to happen on Northern Boulevard in recent months.

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Intersection of Northern Boulevard and 41st Road

A family was hit while waiting at a bus stop last month and an eight year old boy was killed while cross the street while walking to school in December.

“You have to look both ways,” says local business owner Angel Hostos. “Even if the light is in your favor, they still are speeding.”

Police are checking cars at the intersection of this latest accident as the search for the driver.

Bricks sent flying as car hits parked vehicles and wall

Residents in a busy Bisley road are campaigning for safety measures after a car hit a stationary vehicle, taking out a brick wall and damaging three other cars in the process.

The accident, which happened on Tuesday (March 4) at around 7am in Queens Road, involved a black Mercedes 300D.

Rachel Oliver, who lives in Queens Road, witnessed the accident as the vehicle in question was in collision with her parked car.

She said she counted herself lucky that she was not hurt in the incident.

“The key thing really in terms of how dangerous it was is that normally I would have been crossing the road to walk my dogs at that time,” Miss Oliver said.

“My next-door neighbour, with her son, stands outside to wait for a taxi to take him to school at that time. Had either of us been out, we probably wouldn’t be alive now.”

And Miss Oliver added: “Each year there is an accident down the road.”


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She said said the car that hit her vehicle was a “complete write-off” following the collision.

She added: “The guy that hit my parked car then drove into the wall next door before hitting the car next door to that.

“Some of the brick wall then flew into another car and went through the back window.

“Four cars were damaged, and the brick wall.”

The speed limit in the road starts at 30mph, she said, and then goes up to 40mph before ending at 60mph.

“We are only asking for 30 houses to maybe have chicanes, especially when there are children there,” Miss Oliver said.

A spokesman for Surrey Police said the “single-vehicle collision” took place at around 7am.

The spokesman said: “The Mercedes was in collision with a stationary Volkswagon Tiguan.

“The car subsequently collided with several other vehicles.

“The vehicle was recovered at about 8.45am.

“No injuries were reported.”

Bricks sent flying as car crashes into parked vehicles and wall

Residents in a busy Bisley road are campaigning for safety measures after a car hit a stationary vehicle, taking out a brick wall and damaging three other cars in the process.

The accident, which happened on Tuesday (March 4) at around 7am in Queens Road, involved a black Mercedes 300D.

Rachel Oliver, who lives in Queens Road, witnessed the accident as the vehicle in question was in collision with her parked car.

She said she counted herself lucky that she was not hurt in the incident.

“The key thing really in terms of how dangerous it was is that normally I would have been crossing the road to walk my dogs at that time,” Miss Oliver said.

“My next-door neighbour, with her son, stands outside to wait for a taxi to take him to school at that time. Had either of us been out, we probably wouldn’t be alive now.”

And Miss Oliver added: “Each year there is an accident down the road.”


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She said said the car that hit her vehicle was a “complete write-off” following the collision.

She added: “The guy that hit my parked car then drove into the wall next door before hitting the car next door to that.

“Some of the brick wall then flew into another car and went through the back window.

“Four cars were damaged, and the brick wall.”

The speed limit in the road starts at 30mph, she said, and then goes up to 40mph before ending at 60mph.

“We are only asking for 30 houses to maybe have chicanes, especially when there are children there,” Miss Oliver said.

A spokesman for Surrey Police said the “single-vehicle collision” took place at around 7am.

The spokesman said: “The Mercedes was in collision with a stationary Volkswagon Tiguan.

“The car subsequently collided with several other vehicles.

“The vehicle was recovered at about 8.45am.

“No injuries were reported.”

Boy, 2, struck by car in front of mom

A 2-year-old boy was critically injured when he was struck by a car after darting into traffic while walking with his mother in Queens on Monday, authorities said.

The mother and son were walking down 196th Street near Northern Boulevard in Auburndale around 2:30 p.m. when the boy ran into the street just as a car was coming, cops said.

The driver remained on scene after the accident.

The boy was taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital in critical condition.