Corona teen reportedly returning from funeral killed in hit-and-run
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A 17-year-old Corona boy was struck and killed by a car Tuesday night as he was returning from a funeral, according to reports. Police responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian hit at the intersection of Junction Boulevard and Northern Boulevard at about 10:50 p.m. Jaremello Ovidio, of 95th Street in Corona, was attempting to cross […]

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Pols continue push for law change after another Queens hit-and-run
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BY CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND ANGY ALTAMIRANO Local elected officials are hoping a change in the law will prevent unlicensed drivers from getting behind the wheel of a vehicle and avoid yet another death. In response to a fatal hit-and-run in Elmhurst on Sunday, which took the life of a 26-year-old woman, state Senator Michael Gianaris gathered with […]

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De Blasio signs package of Vision Zero bills at fatal Queens accident site
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A Woodside intersection, where a fatal accident involving an 8-year-old student occurred last December, became the site where a package of traffic safety bills were signed in hopes of a brighter and safer future. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was joined by other elected and city officials as well as family members of victims of […]

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DOT to implement Slow Zones on Northern and Queens boulevards
THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

The city’s Vision Zero traffic safety plan will be implemented at two highly trafficked Queens thoroughfares where collisions have claimed more than 20 lives in the last six years, officials said. The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced Thursday that Northern and Queens boulevards would become part of 25 planned Arterial Slow Zones implemented throughout the […]

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DOT to install traffic safety features at fatal Woodside intersection
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The city’s Department of Transportation will make a series of traffic changes on Northern Boulevard in Woodside, where an 8-year-old was killed last year, officials said. Noshat Nahian was on his way to school, when he was fatally struck by a truck while crossing the busy thoroughfare at 61st Street in December, police said. In response to the tragedy, the city will install […]

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