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Elderly pedestrian, 86, decapitated by city truck in Brooklyn
An elderly pedestrian was tragically decapitated in Brooklyn on Wednesday after being struck by a vehicle from the city's Department of Transportation, according to police and sources, - NY Post writes. The 86-year-old man was crossing 92nd Street around 3:30 p.m. when a truck hit him at Dahlgren Place in Bay Ridge. ...
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Firefighters combat dual blazes in Canarsie and East Flatbush
Firefighters contended with two simultaneous fires in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon, - Brooklyn Paper writes. At around 12:45 p.m. on June 8, units responded to heavy smoke emerging from the roof of a two-story attached house near East 78th Street and Flatlands Avenue in Canarsie. Over 100 firefighters used five hose...
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Citi Bike rider killed in crash with beer truck in Manhattan
A cyclist on an electric Citi Bike was killed after being struck by a beer delivery truck in Manhattan, police reported, - NY Post writes. The incident occurred shortly after 2 p.m. on Friday. According to authorities, the 26-year-old driver of a Lagunitas beer truck was traveling east on W. 50th St. when he turned ri...
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NYPD: driver and passenger ejected in Bronx accident
Two people were ejected from a vehicle in the Bronx on Sunday morning following an SUV crash, police reported, - PIX 11 New York informs. A 2015 BMW SUV was traveling on Webster Avenue near Bedford Park Boulevard when it lost control and collided with parked vehicles around 8 a.m. Both the driver and a passenger were ...
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21 displaced after four-alarm fire through homes in Bayonne, New Jersey
Nearly two dozen people were displaced after a massive fire tore through homes in Bayonne, New Jersey, on Friday evening, - ABC7 News reports. Fire officials responded to the scene at around 10:40 p.m. as heavy flames engulfed three homes on West 11th Street. Bayonne Battalion Chief Frank Pawlowski reported that the ...
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Woman killed in Bronx hit-and-run involving 2 cars
Police in the Bronx are on the lookout for the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run incident, - ABC News & reports. Authorities report that the incident occurred in the Morrisania section of the Bronx shortly before 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28. According to police, a woman was crossing Washington Avenue at East 1...
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3 injured, 2 critically, after Tesla crashes into building and catches fire in Elizabeth
Three people were injured, including two critically, after their Tesla crashed into a building and caught fire in Elizabeth, New Jersey, - ABC News 7 reports. The accident occurred on Trumbull Street just before 9 a.m. on Friday. One individual was transported to University Hospital in critical condition, another w...
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Lamborghini driver abandons car after hitting 9 parked vehicles in Brooklyn
Early Friday morning, a Lamborghini SUV driver collided with nine parked cars in East New York before abandoning the vehicle, - ABC News 7 reports. The incident occurred on Fulton Street shortly after 1:40 a.m. Fortunately, none of the parked cars were occupied. The driver fled the scene, and no arrests have been...
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Driver charged after Jewish students nearly run down in Brooklyn
A 58-year-old Brooklyn man, Asghar Ali, was arrested on charges of attempted murder and attempted assault as a hate crime after allegedly driving his car onto a sidewalk in front of a Jewish school and attempting to hit people while shouting antisemitic slurs, - NBC New York news reports. Ali faces additional charges...
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15-year-old scooter passenger killed in Bronx crash with SUV
A 15-year-old girl was killed when the scooter she was riding on collided with an SUV in the Bronx on Tuesday, - NBC New York informs. The crash happened just after noon at West 192nd Street and University Avenue in the Fordham neighborhood. A Honda Pilot, driven by a 22-year-old woman, struck the scooter, leaving th...
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Man killed after being struck by box truck and SUV in Brooklyn
A man was killed after being clipped by a box truck and then hit again by an SUV while crossing a street in Brooklyn, police reported, - NBC New York writes. The accident occurred around 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights. According to the police, the drive...
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NYC police officer injured in motorcycle hit-and-run
Police are searching for three individuals who struck an NYPD officer with a motorcycle on Friday, - Fox5 News reports. The incident occurred around 4:05 p.m. near West Drive and West 90th Street. An on-duty NYPD officer on a scooter was attempting to escort the three motorcycle riders out of the park when they fled ...
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Man is in hospital after being set on fire on 1 train
A man was hospitalized after being set on fire on the subway, according to police, - ABC News7 reports. The incident occurred Saturday just before 3 p.m. on the 1 train at Houston Street. Police report that the suspect threw an unknown flammable substance on the victim as the train was pulling into the station, ignit...
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Woman Charged with murder and arson in Brooklyn apartment fire death
A woman has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of a man who perished in an apartment fire in Brooklyn late Friday night, - ABC News 7 reports. Jennifer Rochard, 65, faces charges of murder and arson after firefighters discovered 70-year-old Vetus Roberts unresponsive in his bedroom. Police were ...
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Mom and her baby rescued from burning apartment building in Queens
Several people, including a mother and her baby, were rescued by firefighters after a fire broke out in a Queens apartment building on Friday, - ABC News 7 informs. FDNY officials reported that the fire started shortly after 7 p.m. on the second floor of a four-story building located at 34-09 83rd Street in Jackson H...
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NYPD investigating fatal Brooklyn apartment fire as possible homicide
FDNY marshals suspect that a fire in Brooklyn, which resulted in one fatality, may have been deliberately set, - ABC News 7 reports. Police arrived at 371 Monroe St. around 11:15 p.m. on Friday after receiving reports of smoke coming from an apartment. According to officials, the fire originated in a first-floor apar...
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Officer injured by fleeing driver in Brooklyn; shots fired
A driver allegedly fleeing a traffic stop struck a police officer in Brooklyn early Friday morning, - ABC News 7 reports. The incident occurred shortly after 12:45 a.m. at the intersection of Hegeman Avenue and Van Siclen Avenue in East New York. Officers fired at the vehicle as it sped away from the stop. Jose Ure...
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Rockland County couple injured on turbulent Singapore Airlines flight that left 1 dead
A Rockland County family experienced severe injuries during a Singapore Airlines flight that hit turbulence earlier this week, - ABC News 7 reports. Drew Kessler, his wife Vicki, and their two sons from North Haverstraw were on board flight SQ321 from London to Singapore when it encountered severe turbulence, prompt...
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Staten Island firefighters sue NYC, claiming department policy nearly cost them their lives
Several firefighters announced a lawsuit against New York City on Monday, claiming they were nearly killed while battling a house fire in February 2023. Four firefighters are seeking a total of $80 million—$20 million each—for injuries they suffered in the fire, which they argue was exacerbated by a city policy that cl...
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Fiery crash on I-80 kills 2 people in New Jersey
Two people are dead, and two others are seriously injured after a multi-vehicle crash on I-80 in Bergen County, New Jersey, - ABC News7 writes. The accident occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday at milepost 66.6 on I-80 east in Hackensack. Investigators report that a Toyota SUV triggered the chain reaction by strik...
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