Motor Vehicle Accident Bronx
Motor Vehicle Accident

Accident Details:

A 22-year-old corrections officer has succumbed to injuries from a motor vehicle accident on Riker’s Island, and passed away.

This deadly multi-car incident happened early Monday morning on the Cross Bronx Expressway. The accident resulted in the death of two people, both of whom were identified.

Richard Lue, the corrections officer who had just begun his career on Riker’s, was one of the victims. The other person killed was identified as Jaquan Cesar, 28, from Upstate New York.

Richard Lue battled the serious injuries suffered in the accident for nearly a week before succumbing on Saturday.

At least three more cars were involved in the collision after the first two cars had their initial crash on the Cross Bronx Expressway. Jaquan Cesar lost his life while trying to help injured people in the collision.

Anything Else?

The roadway was blocked due to this deadly mishap. Police are investigating the cause of the motor vehicle accident. This is a developing story, so keep coming back to our website for updates in this story.

If you or a loved one is injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at 516-858-2620.  We are here to help.

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Deadly Crash on Long Island

Death is an inevitable, universal truth.  It comes at any time and in any way.  Sometimes, it comes much too soon. This holds true in the case of a 22-year-old man who lost his life in a motor vehicle accident in Long Island.

The details of this fatal car accident:

This accident was the result of a heated argument between three people. One of the parties involved in the accident was driving an Audi and the others were in a BMW.

According to police, this argument happened between three people. All three of them knew each other, said Nassau County Lieutenant Detective Stephen Fitzpatrick.

One BMW passenger was a 21-year-old female and the second person was a 22-year-old man. Both of them were in the BMW, being chased by the third person. The third party involved in the crash is a 23-year-old man who was driving the Audi.

The possible reason of this motor vehicle accident:

They were arguing with each other in Valley Stream before the accident. The argument escalated and the Audi driver started chasing the other two when they attempted to leave, according to Lieutenant Detective Fitzpatrick.

What about the vehicles?

Both vehicles involved traveled eastbound on the Southern State Parkway before they exited northbound on Baldwin Road. This is where the accident turned fatal around midnight. The Audi hit the BMW from behind in the area of Acacia Avenue.

The impact of this strike caused the BMW to lose control and hit a fire hydrant before hitting a tree as well. The Audi went on to collide with a taxi after striking the BMW.

Identity of the victims:

The 22-year-old BMW driver died at the scene immediately. The deceased has been identified as Jimmy Hayes of Hempstead, by a female claiming to be a close friend of the family; she preferred her identity not be revealed.

The female passenger in Jimmy’s BMW could not be identified at the time. She was rushed to a nearby local hospital for treatment. Her condition is reported as critical. As for the Audi driver, he was identified as Dana King Jr. of Valley Stream. The police immediately arrested and charged King with manslaughter.

The police have closed Baldwin road for further investigation.  Keep coming back to our website and we will keep you posted with updates related to this motor vehicle accident.

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Motor vehicle accidents always affect the lives of victims. At times, they also affect the life of the perpetrators as well. An example of this has occurred in Medford, Long Island.

Everything in Detail:

The police have arrested a teenager involved in two separate motor vehicle accidents. One of these accidents resulted in injuries to a police officer. The teenager arrested for these two accidents has been identified as Jaheem Funderburke. He is only 17 years, according to Suffolk County Police.

The details of the first accident caused by Funderburke:

The first accident he caused, injured a Suffolk County Officer responding to a call on Preston Street. Funderburke immediately fled the scene after the accident. As for the Officer injured in this accident, he was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore for treatment of non-life threatening injuries he suffered.

The details of the second accident caused by Funderburke:

Jaheem Funderburke caused another accident just a night later on Saturday night. His Mazda hit a Nissan being driven by a 42-year-old woman. Fortunately, the woman involved was lucky and did not suffer injury from the accident, said Suffolk County Police.

Jaheem and his two passengers tried to flee the scene on foot. However, all three of them were captured in a nearby wooded area, said the police. Jaheem was sent to Southside Hospital for treatment of minor injuries he suffered in the second motor vehicle accident.

The police arrested all three. The multiple charges filed against Jaheem Funderburke include:

  • Leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.
  • Assault
  • Reckless endangerment
  • Criminal possession of a controlled substance

The two passengers with Funderburke in Saturday night’s accident have been identified as Kalithe Bell, 18, and Kenya Uceda, also 18. Both of them have been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.

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Hit and Run Accident Case

A Queens-based man is facing criminal trouble as he has been charged in a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident in Hempstead. A pedestrian has suffered serious personal injuries due to this crash.

More details of the accident:

This accident happened on Franklin Avenue at about 11:20 p.m. on Thursday. Authorities have identified the suspect as Caner Kutyar, 34 years old. He lives in Briarwood. He fled from the scene of the accident after striking a pedestrian.

Injuries related to the accident?

According to Nassau County police, the pedestrian injured in this accident has suffered multiple injuries. The pedestrian’s age, according to detectives, is 43. He remains in the hospital and his condition is critical due to the multiple injuries he suffered, said police detectives.

Any arrest?

The Garden City police have found and arrested Kutyar, said authorities. According to the Nassau County police, Kutyar has been arraigned on a felony charge of fleeing the scene of the accident, leaving the victim with serious personal injuries.

Kutyar is being held on a $200,000 bond or $100,000 bond in cash. He is currently represented by the LAS (Legal Aid Society) of Nassau County. This case is at the arraignment stage.

We will keep updating everything related to this case as details become known. Come back to our website to follow this story.

If you or a loved one is injured in a hit and run accident, you may be able to procure evidence about the vehicle that hit you if you act quickly.  Call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at 516-858-2620.  We can help you.

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