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One dead and ten injured in NYC car crashes over the Memorial week-end

One pedestrian died and several other people were injured in multiple car accidents in New York City over the Memorial Day week end.

One of the victims was Leonard Mitchell, a 70 year old resident of Brooklyn, NYC. Mitchell was steps away from his home when he was struck by a dark sedan that took off. The pedestrian was crossing Atlantic Avenue mid-block between Nevin Street and Third Avenue a little before 11:00 pm on Monday night when the accident happened.

Mitchell was rushed to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

The police are still looking for the driver of the dark sedan.

Atlantic Boulevard has a bad reputation. Speeding is frequent and so are accidents.  Previously another pedestrian, Alina Morales, was killed by a drunk driver at the end of 2020 at the same location  according to NYC Street Blog. Over the last 15 years more than 50 people died in car accidents on Atlantic Boulevard.

5 other victims were police officers setting up barriers for a Memorial Day Parade in Long Island. The accident took place Monday morning around 9:45 am. The officers were setting up the barriers around the intersection of Livermore and Forest Avenue when a 39 year old driver plowed into them with his pick up truck. The driver was identified as 39 year old Brian Manning. He was driving without a license and refused to take a breathalyzer. Out of the 5 cops who were injured, 4 were transported to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries. (Read more in the Post)

5 other people were injured in another crash involving two cars in Ozone Park, Queens last Saturday around 5:30 pm. The two cars crashed into each others sending one of them flying into the glass window of a Modell’s store located at the intersection of Rockaway and Woodhaven Boulevard. There were no other people injured with the exception of the car occupant as the store was permanently closed.