2012-03-22 / Other News

Two Accidents In Canarsie Within 24 Hours

Charles Rogers


Firefighters tend to injured man on ground after crash Sunday on Avenue L and East 92nd Street involving three cars. Firefighters tend to injured man on ground after crash Sunday on Avenue L and East 92nd Street involving three cars. Firefighters and other emergency service units were called into action twice within 24 hours as two tragic accidents, resulting in multiple injuries, occurred in our community.

The first happened Sunday afternoon on Avenue L when three vehicles were involved in a collision at the corner of East 92nd Street (See photo above and on page 1). Police said three people were injured seriously in the crash.

The second accident occurred at about 8:40 a.m. Monday when a wood chipping machine being carried by a flatbed truck apparently slipped off the truck, sending it careening across the divide on Flatlands Avenue between East 106th and East 107th streets and into a 2011 Lexus traveling east on Flatlands. The Lexus was sent crashing into three parked vehicles which, in turn, crashed into a light pole.


Accident on Flatlands Avenue at East 107th Street on Monday was due to wood chipping machine (right) apparently falling off westbound truck and hitting eastbound car, police said. 
Charles Rogers Accident on Flatlands Avenue at East 107th Street on Monday was due to wood chipping machine (right) apparently falling off westbound truck and hitting eastbound car, police said. Charles Rogers Police said the driver of the Lexus was later taken to an area hospital for treatment. They did not disclose the extent of the woman’s injury.

One witness said that as soon as the accident happened, he saw the female driver ease herself out the rear window of the car and fall on the street.

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