Three Accidents in New York, Including New York City, Claim Victims at Scene, Injuries

Three Accidents in New York, Including New York City, Claim Victims at Scene, Injuries A number of car accidents over the past weekend in New York have left a number of victims in their wake.

On Saturday night, July 30, residents of Brooklyn saw the death of a pedestrian and a driver in a strange accident. Thirteen-year-old Kira Goddard was with friends outside her building at 2025 Pacific Avenue where she was hit by 44-year-old Sean Lewis, driving west in his Range Rover around 10 p.m. Lewis sideswiped three parked cars, halted, then pulled his SUV into reverse, the New York Times reports.

According to the news report, Kira Goddard warned her friends to run – but she remained frozen in position. Her friend Alexia Joseph told the paper that was “when we ran back inside, but [Kira] didn’t because she was shocked” at the sight of the oncoming car. “She told us to run for our lives, and she didn’t get a chance to run for hers,” Joseph added.

The SUV allegedly backed up, flew in reverse across the street and smashed into another car. After flipping over, it then pinned Kira. Kira was declared dead at the scene by medical personnel. Brick and glass flew towards both Kira and her friends.

In a gruesome twist to the story, Lewis was found to have been stabbed in the torso. Police were reportedly unsure as to how he had been stabbed. Later, at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Lewis was declared dead. He suffered head injuries in the crash, according to the news outlet. Lewis left behind 11 children.

On Sunday afternoon, two people were injured and one killed in a DWI crash in Beekman, New York, reports Fox News. New York State police reported the details of the crash. State troopers were dispatched to the scene of a one-car accident involving a Subaru Outback that hit a tree on Beach Road by Dutchess County.

Twenty-one-year-old Jessica N. Miller, from Poughkeepsie, died at the scene. Emergency personnel said she passed of traumatic injury, according to the news source. Passenger Eric M. Dominguez, 16-years-old, suffered blunt force trauma injuries. Dominguez is from Hopewell Junction.

Finally, 17-year-old Justin Crew sustained injuries, including a fractured jaw. Crew hails from Poughquag. He reportedly lost control of the Outback as he was allegedly driving while intoxicated.

He was arrested at the Westchester Medical Center. He provided a blood sample by court order, and will be arraigned on DWI charges along with charges of vehicular assault and vehicular manslaughter.

According to the news report, the occupants of the car weren’t wearing any seat belts when the crash took place.

Yesterday morning – August 1 – an accident took place outside of Cairo-Durham Middle and High School early in the morning. Seventeen-year-old Erika A. Cook, of East Durham, New York, died in the crash, reports the Daily Mail.

Eighteen-year-old Samantha M. Pagan, according to state police, was driving her car. Erika Cook was her passenger as they drove northbound on State Route 145. Pagan, turning into the Cairo-Durham school, turned directly into the path of Michael A. Alesi in his southbound SUV, according to the news outlet. Alesi is 22 years old, and comes form East Durham, New York.

The Durham Fire Department, Greene County Paramedics and ambulances from Windham, Cairo and Durham all attended the scene. Pagan was taken by airlift to Albany Medical Center, where her back and neck injuries, reportedly non-life-threatening, were given attention. Alesi suffered neck and back pain. Erika Cook was pronounced dead at the scene by medical professionals, the news source reported.