Two dead and one critically injured in three different car accidents across the city the other day, according to the police.
According to the police, a motorcyclist perished after it collided with a vehicle that was making an illegal U-turn in Brooklyn. The victim, identified as 35 year old James Johnson from East Flatbush, was travelling northbound on Rockaway Parkway between Rutland Road and Winthrop St. in Brownsville when he crashed into a 1989 Oldsmobile that had suddenly U-turned minutes before 1 in the afternoon. According to the cops, Johnson sustained head injuries and was later on declared dead at Brookdale University Hospital.
Oldsmobile driver, identified to be 85 years of age, and his wife were also brought to Brookedale for observation. The driver was given a ticket for illegal turn, according to the cops.
An elderly woman also died in an accident after she was killed while walking across the street towards her waiting daughter on Staten Island at around 2:30 in the afternoon.
The victim, 85 year old Ann Capobianco from Midland Beach, was making her way across New Dorp Lane near Eighth St. in New Dorp after she bought vacuum-cleaner bags. As she was approaching her daughter’s car, she was hit in the head and fell down the pavement by the passenger-side mirror of an eastbound Chevy Trail Blazer. The suspect, 26 years of age, was apparently returning the SUV to a car dealership where he works at. The driver stayed at the scene of accident and was not filed with charges, according to the police. Capobianco was proclaimed dead at Staten Island University Hospital, police say.
The third accident happened at Bronx. A 78 year old woman sustained critical injuries after she was backed by a box truck in a parking lot. The victim had tried to beat the truck as the truck went into the lot at E. 233rd St. and Barnes Ave. in Wakefield, shortly before 4 in the afternoon, according to the police. The victim was in critical condition and was brought to St. Barnabas Hospital, police say. The truck driver, 31 years of age, was not pressed with charges, according to the cops.
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