This week’s accident report round up includes a hit-and-run accident that left a 61-year-old man in critical condition.
Driver Plows Into A 61-Year-Old And Flees
On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, a 61-year-old pedestrian was plowed into by a Mercedes-Benz driver. The hit-and-run driver crashed into the man who was crossing Sutter Ave. at Georgia Ave. in East New York Brooklyn.
The man was hit in the middle of the crosswalk. According to police, the man’s body flew over the roof of the car and the driver continued on Sutter Ave. without stopping to see what he had done. He made a right turn onto Sheffield Ave. a block away and then another right onto Blake Ave. which left him driving against traffic before he headed into Georgia Ave.
The 61-year-old man was transported to Brookdale University Hospital where he was listed in critical condition with a broken leg, internal bleeding, and possible skull fracture. Fortunately, he is expected to survive this hit-and-run accident.
Greater New York Accidents
Thruway Accident Shuts Down Lanes For Hours
According to authorities, eastbound lanes of the Thruway outside of Buffalo were shut down for several hours after a truck accident.
Police stated that a tandem tractor-trailer going east on Interstate 90 crashed in the early hours of Wednesday, August 2, 2017. The crash involved a disabled tractor-trailer and left debris across the eastbound lanes. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Teenage Boy Struck And Killed In A Minivan Accident
A 13-year-old boy died after he was struck by a minivan as he was walking alongside a central New York road. The accident took place on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, in Lysander.
Troopers were dispatched to River Road after an accident was reported of a pedestrian and vehicle. It was reported that the accident happened when the boy was walking on the shoulder of the road and he ran into the path of a minivan driven by a 44-year-old woman.
The woman tried to swerve in an effort to not hit the boy but she was unable to stop the crash. The boy was transported to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse where he later died from his injuries.
According to troopers, driver impairment or cellphone usage was not suspected at the time of the accident.
Man Facing DWI Charges After A Crash
A man from Batavia has been charged with DWI after he caused a crash at West Main Street and Wortendyke roads early on Sunday afternoon, July 30, 2017.
Police responded to a report of a two-car crash blocking the road. It looked as though the drivers swerved and this led to one car crossing the lane and crashing into a mailbox before it crossed back and skid across and landed in front of a Batavia Mobile Home Park.
There were no injuries reported and one of the drivers, a 46-year-old man was charged with DWI and aggravated DWI after investigations found his blood alcohol content of more than .18 percent. The other driver was not charged.
Out-Of-Control Van Crashes Into Pedestrians
On Saturday, July 29, 2017, an out-of-control van crashed into two pedestrians and a car in Queens. The van injured six people, two of whom were critically injured before it went into a pond.
The scene was described as bizarre after the driver of the van got out of the vehicle screaming “Hallelujah!! Praise Jesus!” dressed in a flowing white robe. The van is said to have suddenly accelerated on Brookville Blvd. in Rosedale and slammed into two teenagers.
The teenagers were tossed almost eight or 10 feet in the air. One girl was run over by the van. The speeding vehicle proceeded to side-sweep a Toyota sedan and ran over a pedestrian crossing sign before he landed in the pond.
The entire crash was caught on camera. Charges against the driver are pending an evaluation after he was taken to Jamaica Hospital.