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Crash in Forest Hills Results in 3 Wrecked Vehicles, Flipped Car

via Alex Avizov on Facebook

Nov. 30, 2018 By Meghan Sackman

At least three cars were involved in a major crash that took place in Forest Hills early this morning.

The crash took place at the intersection of 108th Street and 65th Road at around 7:27 a.m., according to the FDNY.

The aftermath was captured in a video posted to a local Forest Hills Facebook group, which shows a green taxi with its front smashed, and a flipped, white SUV with its wheels in the air.

Another car parked next to the flipper SUV appears to have its back windows broken in as a result of the crash.

A person, apparently still trapped inside one of the vehicles, can also be heard in the video shouting for an ambulance.

The FDNY said injured parties were brought to New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Queens for treatment, but did not specify how many victims nor the extent of the injuries.

While the cause of the crash is unclear, some Facebook users questioned how fast the cars were traveling to result in the vehicle flip.

They also noted that the intersection was always a dangerous one, and in need of a remedy.

“They better start putting down cameras, speed bumps and cops on 108th Street because these people have no regards for families, elderly nor kids,” one Facebook user wrote under the video’s post.

Another user who said she lived close to the scene said she’s afraid to go near that street with her son because it’s the “only block on 108th Street that doesn’t have a light,” just a stop sign that people view as optional.

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And there are multiple crashes each year at the intersection of 108th and Jewel Ave where there is a traffic light. I even saw an NYPD vehicle flip there one night a few years ago. I’ve called DOT to ask for a safety assessment of the corner but I’m unaware of that ever having happened.

Sara Ross

I live on Yellowstone and I’ve seen cars go from 67th Ave through the next 3 lights so even if you have the right of way to cross, you still have to watch.


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