Browsing: hit and run

Police & Fire
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Homecrest resident Danny Lin was arrested on Monday, November 24, after driving away from the scene of a Lower East Side accident in which a pedestrian was struck and killed. Lin, 24, was driving down Bowery between Rivington Street and Prince Street at approximately 6:50pm when he hit Robert Perry, 57. Cops say Lin dashed…

Police & Fire
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Police have released more details of the September 17 hit-and-run we reported on Tuesday, revealing that the victims were a 2-year-old boy and a 70-year-old woman. According to cops, the two pedestrians were hit while at a bus stop. The car, a blue Infiniti SUV with unknown plates, blasted through a red light at Nostrand…

News
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A tow truck driver allegedly slammed into five parked cars on Ocean Avenue and Avenue Y before fleeing the scene early Thursday morning, according to CBS News. Police told the outlet that they tracked down the 26-year-old driver, Igor Lyakhovetsky, arresting him with charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle and leaving the scene. Lyakhovetsky allegedly…

News
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The proposed installation of speed enforcement cameras across the city has been touted by some legislators and opposed by others, but now there is a chance that a slimmed down version of the plan has a chance of actually happening. Streetsblog is reporting that legislation to install cameras in school zones might have enough support…

Opinion
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The fight over speed enforcement cameras is getting nastier. Last week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg personally called out State Senators Marty Golden, Simcha Felder and Dean Skelos for having blood on their hands in refusing to include funding for speed enforcement cameras in the state budget. In response, Senate Democrats are trying to reinvigorate the effort…

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