Felipe Avila killed by hit & run driver in 3 car crash on Staten Island.
Victim was driving early on New Year's Day when other motorist ran stop sign and plowed into his Toyota Celica and a parked car before running off on foot, police say
A 29 year old man was killed after a hit-and-run driver blew a stop sign and crashed into his car early Wednesday in Staten Island, cops said.
Felipe Avila was driving a 1996 Toyota Celica north along Lafayette Ave. in New Brighton when a white 2003 Volvo S80 going east on Cassidy Place didn’t stop and slammed into him just after 5 a.m. Wednesday, cops said. The Volvo’s driver then slammed into a parked Dodge SUV.
The driver stopped only to ditch his ride and run away.
Avila died en route to Richmond University Medical Center, cops said.
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A 20-year-old man died in a head-on collision on Staten Island early Saturday.
Vincent Gagliardi was behind the wheel of a 2007 Hyundai Elantra when he drifted into oncoming traffic on Todt Road near Four Corners Ave. about 5:05 a.m., police sources said.
He collided head-on with a box truck and died at the scene, cops said.
Gagliardi, who lived on Staten Island, was returning from a bar, sources said.
Felipe Castro Palacios was repairing a Ford Expedition parked halfway on the sidewalk in front of Samba Transmission & Auto Repair on Third Ave. near Seventh St. in Gowanus when a black Nissan Altima slammed into him and two parked cars at about 7:30 a.m., cops said.
The mechanic was hurtled head-first into the back of a parked Dodge Venture minivan, blowing the back window out, witnesses said.
An out-of-control vehicle veered onto a sidewalk on Staten Island and hit two women, killing one of them Monday afternoon, police say.
The 23-year-old driver of the Honda Accord was going southbound on Hylan Boulevard when he went up on the sidewalk at Cleveland Avenue, hitting two cousins, a 31-year-old woman and a 22-year-old woman, according to police.
Witness Christina Angelis said she heard a woman scream and heard the car crash. Police officers happened to be passing by the boulevard the moment it happened, and they rushed out of their car.
A motorcyclist was severely injured Tuesday evening in an accident on Richmond Avenue, just outside the NYPD's 121st Precinct stationhouse in Graniteville.
The motorcycle rider was transported to Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze, in critical condition, police said.
About a dozen other motorcyclists on the scene said they knew the victim but declined to comment on the accident. They appeared to gather some of the victim's belongings, including a helmet.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- An accident on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway has caused traffic to back up on Wednesday morning onto the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and the Staten Island Expressway heading eastbound.
The accident occurred at about 4:30 a.m., and though it has been cleared, traffic was still was backed up for miles at about 8 a.m. on the BQE.
Fire officials say one person was taken to a hospital in serious condition following the accident in the eastbound lanes of the BQE.
A man was injured in a fiery crash of a tractor-trailer truck and a van on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge that snarled traffic on the Staten Island Expressway during the height of rush hour on Tuesday morning.
The 23-year-old driver of the van was taken to Staten Island University Hospital in Ocean Breeze with non-life threatening injuries, said MTA spokeswoman Judie Glave.
The upper level of the span was closed for about two hours as a result of the incident, Ms. Glave said.
Four people have been taken to the hospital and cars were backed up all the way to Staten Island during Wednesday morning rush hour after a multiple-car pileup on the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn.
Traffic was at a near-standstill after the crash about 4:30 a.m. near the Third Avenue exit. Hours later, the lanes were cleared but there were residual delays.
All the victims taken to the hospital suffered non-critical injuries.
Inbound high-occupancy-vehicle lanes were completely closed and delays stretched over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.