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4 dead, 1 injured after car flips into Steinway Creek

Steinway Creek

April 5, 2014 Staff Report

Four people were killed Friday night after the car they were riding in flipped into Steinway creek and sank, authorities said.

A fifth person — the driver — survived and alerted police that the four others were trapped in the vehicle.

Divers from the Fire Department of New York pulled two males and two females from the 2009 Honda Accord, police said. The females and one of the males were pronounced dead at Elmhurst Hospital Center. The other male was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Queens.

The 20-year-old driver was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. Police did not identify him or the four who died.

A fire department spokesman said units responded to a call of a car in Steinway Creek, off the East River, around 10:35 p.m. Friday.

Police said the car was traveling west on 19th Avenue when it hit a curb and rolled over into the water near 37th Street. Other details were not available early Saturday morning. An investigation is continuing, police said.

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Celtic Bark

Bad driving seems to be epidemic now. Too many drivers not paying attention to the road. They’re yapping on their cell phones, listening to music with headsets, looking at the iPhones etc… It’s no wonder so many cars wind up on the sidewalk or in the water.


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