Long Island City, NY Accidents


Woman struck, killed by NJ Transit in Bergen County

A woman was killed late Monday when she was struck by an out-of-service New Jersey Transit train in Bergen County, authorities said. The train, which carried no passengers, struck the woman about 10:25 p.m. west of Somerset Street near the Garfield Train Station, according to Jim Smith, NJ Transit spokesman.

Jumper Takes Fatal Leap From Morris Goodkind Bridge

A man leapt to his death from a bridge in Edison Township Monday, Sept. 26, authorities confirmed. At approximately 2:45 p.m., the unidentified man jumped from the Morris Goodkind Bridge, according to Deputy Chief Robert Dudash Jr. He landed in the wooded area near Marina Drive in Edison, the deputy...

Car crashes into KFC in Queens during attempted carjacking

NEW YORK -- Police say a vehicle slammed into a KFC in Queens during an attempted carjacking Monday afternoon.Workers spent Monday night boarding up a combination KFC/Pizza Hut hours after a car crashed into it, leaving a giant hole in front.As CBS2's Jenna DeAngelis reports, cellphone video shows officers removing a man from the car, putting him in handcuffs.Police say it all started around 2 p.m. when they were called to the Rite Aid on Union Turnpike for a shoplifting report. The suspect allegedly spotted police and ran off.Surveillance cameras from a nearby business captured a man in a white...
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SUV Driver Dies After Crashing Into Queens Building

The driver of an SUV died after smashing their vehicle into a building in Queens Monday evening, police said. The crash occurred around 7:30 p.m. at 34th Avenue and 106th Street in North Corona, according to police. Video from the scene showed the large black SUV hit and knock over a cement wall outside a home.

5 Fire Departments Fight House Fire in Hempstead, Woman Dies While Others Jump from Second Story

The Homicide Squad and Arson Bomb Squad report the details of a residential house fire that occurred on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 6:30 am in Hempstead. According to Detectives, Officers responded to a house fire located at 103 Front Street. Upon arrival, Officers observed the house to be fully engulfed in flames due to a fire that started in a second-floor bedroom.

Man Dead After Crashing Vehicle Into Parked Car on 34th Avenue During Medical Episode

A 38-year-old Queens Village man is dead after crashing his vehicle into a parked car in Corona Monday while experiencing a medical episode, police said. Jorge Peguero, of 210th Street, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer at around 7:20 p.m. when he lost control of his vehicle due to a medical condition at the intersection of 106th Street and 34th Avenue and crashed into a parked 2013 Hyundai Elantra that was unoccupied.

1 person dead, 1 seriously hurt after fire at home in Hempstead

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- One person was killed and another was seriously hurt when a fire ripped through a home Monday in Hempstead. Firefighters were called around 6:30 a.m. to the two-family home on Front Street. The fire marshal's office confirmed one person died, and another was treated for burns at a local hospital. Officials said five other adults and two children managed to get out without injuries.Neighbors said they saw flames shooting out of a second story window and thick smoke pouring from the home. Officials said more than 50 firefighters were on the scene trying to put it out and get people to safety. "We also had several people that were evacuated from the home that the Red Cross is assisting. Several adults and children that are going to be relocated with the help of the Red Cross," said Nassau County Chief Fire Marshal Michael F. Uttaro."It's really sad. I never saw something like that in my life," one neighbor said. "I just think of these people, if they don't have no place to go."The Red Cross will help house at least seven people. Officials say the investigation has just begun and it's too early to determine a cause. 

Bicyclist, 14, From Ridgewood Struck By SUV In Glen Rock

A 14-year-old boy from Ridgewood who was struck on his bicycle at a Glen Rock intersection was expected to survive serious injuries, authorities said. Witnesses told police that a 2016 Chevy Equinox driven by a 40-year-old Oakland man had the green light on Prospect Street when the bicyclist suddenly rode in front of him and was struck at Grove Street at 12:50 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann said.

1 Killed After House Fire Breaks Out In Hempstead

Updated story: Neighbor Charged After Fatal Hempstead House Fire An investigation is underway after a fatal house fire on Long Island.The blaze broke out around 6:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26 in Hempstead.Emergency responders raced to the scene at 103 Front St. Upon arrival, they obser…