Police say a man has been arrested on drunken driving charges in connection with the death of a 76-year-old pedestrian who was struck by an SUV while crossing a street in Queens.
Police say John Eberling of Queens, was on 80 Street and Jamaica Avenue just before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday when he was struck by a Nissan Pathfinder. Eberling was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police say the driver, identified as 47-year-old Viveshdyal Thakoordyal, of Queens, was arrested on charges of vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. It wasn’t clear if he had a lawyer.
via Queens man arrested in fatal DWI – WSJ.com.
A drunk driver was arrested after killing one of his passengers after losing control of his SUV and rolling it over on the Long Island Expressway in Queens early Wednesday morning, police sources said.
The driver, Ricardo Rivas, 39, was traveling east on the highway near 99th St. in Corona when he hit the concrete divider and rolled over his Ford Explorer around 4 a.m.
Carlos Rivas, 27, was killed and two others injured, including the driver, in this overturned car on the LIE at 99th street, early Wednesday morning
The driver was arrested at the scene for driving while intoxicated and charges are pending, according to police sources. A smashed 12 pack of Corona beer was laying next to the inverted SUV on the expressway.
via Drunk driver arrested after fatal accident on Long Island Expressway kills passenger – NY Daily News.
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A pregnant woman was killed and three people injured after a suspected drunk driver lost control of her six-passenger car and sent it flying into a pond in Queens early Sunday morning.
The four victims were trapped in the upside-down Ford Focus, which went off the road and into the marsh along Brookville Blvd. in Idewild Park in Meadowmere around 4:30 a.m., police said. But two of the passengers escaped the mangled car on their own and fled the accident in another vehicle, sources said.
The remaining victims were rescued by police and emergency medical technicians from the icy waters. Divers reentered the water in a desperate search for the two other passengers who had already fled.
Two passengers in the crash fled the scene, authorities say.
The four rescued victims were rushed to Jamaica Hospital, where pregnant Dominique Jamison, 25, died.
The other three victims removed from the car suffered non-life threatening injuries, including the driver, Denise Finley, 32, of Arverne, Queens, cops said.
Finley was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving without a license.
Six firefighters suffered minor injuries during the rescue effort and were taken to Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park.
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A Great Neck man has been accused of drunken driving after the NYPD said he fatally struck a pedestrian on the Long Island Expressway in Queens over the weekend.
Jordan Savvides, 22, of Jericho, was walking along the LIE near Little Neck Parkway when he was hit by a westbound vehicle at 4:24 a.m. Saturday, police said.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, 69-year-old Christian Ludlow, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and vehicular manslaughter.
Arraignment information for Ludlow was not immediately available.
via Great Neck Man Charged With Fatal DWI on LIE | Long Island Press.
Two motorcyclists are fighting for their lives after crashing into an SUV in Queens early today, police said.
Naquawn Macintosh, 25, and Corney McIntosh, 23, were sharing a blue Suzuki GSX when they plowed into a black 2005 Cadillac Escalade in Richmond Hills on 124th Street, near Atlantic Avenue, about 4:10 a.m., law-enforcement sources said.
The motorcyclists were heading eastbound on Atlantic Avenue when they hit the SUV — while the Escalade was heading north on 124th street when the driver said he was hit, cops said.
The 25-year-old was pinned between the motorcycle and the car, police said, while the 23-year-old was thrown from his seat.
EMS rushed the two to Jamaica Hospital. Both men are listed in critical condition, authorities said.
The SUV driver, Mohan Omesh, 29, appeared to be boozed-up after blowing a Breathalyzer test, law-enforcement sources said.
He was over twice the legal limit of 0.08, sources added.
Omesh has been charged with first-degree DWI, along with driving without insurance, authorities said.
via Motorcyclists fighting for lives after crashing into SUV; driver charged with DWI – NYPOST.com.
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Police have made an arrest in the fatal hit-and-run of a cyclist in Queens on Wednesday night. Alex Batista, 25, was arrested after police found him drunk and lying in the street next to a black Infinity that he apparently crashed into a building on Laurel Hill Boulevard later that evening.
Roger Hernandez, a 37-year-old Sunnyside resident, had been traveling eastbound on his bike on Greenpoint Avenue around 9:50 p.m. when he was hit by a dark colored automobile also traveling eastbound. Witnesses say that the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed.
Police had arrested Batista for the Laurel Hill Boulevard incident at 11 p.m. and later realized that he hit Hernandez. Batista, a Long Island City resident, was charged with manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, leaving an accident resulting in death, DWI and unlawful possession of marijuana.
via Drunk Driver Arrested For Killing Queens Cyclist : Gothamist.
Electrician Frank Avino of Ronkokoma, Long Island, was setting up traffic cones on a Queens highway when he was slammed into by a driver suspected of being under the influence Tuesday, police sources said. Avino died at the scene.
The 63-year-old hardhat was setting up a lane closure on the Manhattan-bound side of the Grand Central Parkway near the Jewel Ave. exit when an Audi cut him down about 11 a.m., cops said.
Police pinched the Audi’s driver, Munshi Abdullah, 26, of Jamaica Hills. He was later booked on charges including vehicular manslaughter, DWI, resisting arrest and driving without a license.
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Giants starting offensive lineman David Diehl was arrested and charged with DWI in Queens on Sunday after striking a couple of parked cars, the New York Post reported, citing sources.
Diehl, a member of both of Big Blue’s recent Super Bowl victories, was driving alone when he struck the vehicles on Broadway, near 31st Street in Astoria, around 8:20 p.m., the sources said. He was being held at the 114th Precinct stationhouse.
No one was injured and Diehl was driving alone at the time of the accident, the New York Daily News reported.
via New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl arrested and charged with DWI – NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN.
Police have arrested a Brooklyn man on manslaughter and homicide charges after he allegedly struck and killed a 24-year-old man in Sunnyside, Queens while driving drunk, authorities say.
Sayesh Avedis was allegedly driving westbound on Greenpoint Avenue when he struck the pedestrian at 46th Street.
Police said Avedis struck the pedestrian, who was on the sidewalk, then struck several parked cars.
The victim, who was not immediately identified by police, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital by EMS. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Avedis was charged with manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and driving while intoxicated.
via Brooklyn Man Hits, Kills Man While Allegedly Driving Drunk | NBC New York.