Driver slams into two street lamps, parked car in Maspeth: police

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A man, who was driving with a suspended license, was critically injured in a early-morning car crash in Maspeth on Sunday, according to police.

Authorities said the 39-year-old male was speeding westbound on Flushing Avenue at 4 a.m. when he struck a lamp post at 54th Place. Upon the initial impact, his vehicle mounted the sidewalk and struck a second lamp post and a parked car before coming to a stop just before a street intersection.

Officers from the 104th Precinct found him unconscious and unresponsive and he was extracted from his 2010 Nissan vehicle by FDNY at the scene.

Emergency service technicians transported the victim to Elmhurst Hospital Center with severe injuries. He was the only individual involved in the crash.

Although the incident is still under investigation by the NYPD, the 104th Precinct’s official Twitter account reported that the driver was found intoxicated at the time of the accident and speculated that he was “likely to die” because of the severity of the injuries sustained.

Police have not released the man’s identity.

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