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Man dead, wife and two grandchildren injured after vehicle collision in Glen Oaks: NYPD

Sep. 5, 2023 By Michael Dorgan

A 67-year-old man is dead and three others — including his wife and two young grandchildren — are injured after a vehicle collision in Glen Oaks on Tuesday, Sept. 5, according to authorities.

The victim, police say, was loading groceries into his parked car at 260th Street and 73rd Avenue at around 3:55 p.m. when the 39-year-old driver of a diesel-powered vehicle struck the senior — pinning the victim up against his own car as his wife and two grandchildren sat inside the vehicle.

The 67-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other victims were rushed to nearby hospitals, the NYPD said.

The senior’s 65-year-old wife suffered a leg injury and was transported by EMS to Long Island Jewish Medical Center in serious, but stable condition, while their two grandchildren — a 1-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl — were taken to Cohen Children’s Medical Center.

The 1-year-old suffered leg trauma and the 5-year-old victim had abrasions and scratches about her body, police said.

The 39-year-old driver remained at the scene, where he was treated by EMS, cops said.

Video posted to the Citizen app after the tragic incident shows police at the location surveilling the scene. The footage shows the front of a black-colored vehicle pushed up against the front left side of a white-colored Honda.

A police spokesperson said the investigation is ongoing.

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 10:32 p.m. on Sept. 5, 2023, after additional information was provided from the NYPD. An earlier version of this story, based on an initial police report, stated that the victims were inside the car when it was struck by the vehicle being driven by the 39-year-old man. 

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