You are reading

Man in 60s Killed After Tree Falls Onto His Car in Briarwood: NYPD

(Victor Amenze via Unsplash)

Aug. 4 2020, By Michael Dorgan

A man was killed after a tree fell onto his car in Briarwood during Tropical Storm Isaias Tuesday.

The man, who is believed to be in his 60s, was sitting in his parked car on the corner of Smedley Street and 84th Avenue at around 2.10 p.m. when the massive tree came crashing down, police said.

The tree landed on top of his white-colored vehicle. Cops said the man died at the scene.

The man’s name has not yet been released pending family notification. No other details were released by police.

Minutes later a woman in Brooklyn was critically injured when a tree fell and struck her in the head outside the Tilden Houses in Brownsville, police said.

The woman was walking outside 340 Dumont Avenue when the accident happened at around 2:12 p.m. police said.

Police said she is unlikely to survive from her injuries.

Tropical Storm Isaias battered the city with torrential rains and high winds Tuesday afternoon, toppling many trees and causing power outages.

The winds in New York Harbor sustained nearly 60 miles per hour, with gusts up to 75 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The MTA suspended above-ground subway services for a period of time as trees and other debris fell onto tracks in several locations in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, the MTA stated.

email the author: [email protected]
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Long Island woman sentenced to more than two decades in prison for 2021 hit-and-run that killed NYPD cop: DA

A Long Island woman was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for speeding through an NYPD roadblock while drunk and killing a highway patrolman in a 2021 hit-and-run collision on the Long Island Expressway in Fresh Meadows.

Jessica Beauvais, 35, of Myrtle Avenue in Hempstead, was convicted in October of aggravated manslaughter and other crimes following a 13-day trial in Queens Supreme Court. Beauvais had a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit two hours after plowing into Detective Anastasios Tsakos while he was diverting traffic around another fatal collision, and then speeding away from the scene of the collision.

Crunching the Queens crime numbers: felony assaults across the borough on the rise, burglaries down slightly in northern Queens

Feb. 21, 2024 By Ethan Marshall

The number of felony assaults across Queens increased during the 28-day period from Jan. 22 through Feb. 18, compared to the same period of time last year, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD Tuesday. At the same time, the number of reported burglaries experienced a slight but noticeable drop in northern Queens.

Queens father, son charged with possessing cache of loaded ghost gun assault weapons in Fresh Meadows home: DA

A Fresh Meadows father and son are criminally charged with possessing an arsenal of loaded ghost gun assault weapons that were found after a court-authorized search was executed at their home on Wednesday.

Hyung-Suk Woo, 26, and his father, Jin-In Woo, 55, of 198th Street, were arraigned late Wednesday night on a 130-count indictment charging them with 97 counts of criminal possession of a weapon and a slew of other charges after the raid uncovered the assault weapons, as well as silencers made with a 3-D printer and other weapons-related paraphernalia, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced Thursday.