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2 in Serious Condition, Driver of Vehicle in Police Custody After Accident in New City

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NEW CITY, NY – Update: Friday (May 7) 4:15pm On May 6, 2021 at approximately 10:50pm, the Clarkstown Police Department responded to the area of 256 Congers Rd. in New City, for reports of a 3 car accident.

Arriving officers along with New City FD, New City Ambulance and Rockland Paramedics provided medical attention to the 5 injured parties. All but one of the individuals involved in the accident were transported to area hospitals. The most seriously injured were both juveniles, a female, age 17 and a male, age 16. The juveniles were both passengers in a black Mitsubishi Lancer, operated by Alan Mendoza, m/18.

Unfortunately, the 16 year old male succumbed to his injuries while at the hospital this afternoon. The members of the Clarkstown Police Department extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Alan Mendoza, 18, has been charged with the following offenses: 1 count of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide (felony), 1 count of Aggravated Vehicular Assault (felony), 1 count of Manslaughter in the 2nd (felony), 2 counts of Assault 2nd (felony), Vehicular manslaughter in the 2nd (felony), Driving While Intoxicated (felony) and Reckless Driving. Mr. Mendoza was arraigned by the Honorable Judge Ugell and has been transported to the RC Jail where he will await a future court date.

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On May 6, 2021 at approximately 10:50pm, the Clarkstown Police Department responded to the area of 256 Congers Rd. in New City, for reports of a 3 car accident.

Arriving officers along with New City FD, New City Ambulance and Rockland Paramedics provided medical attention to the 5 injured parties. Two of the injured occupants remain hospitalized in serious condition at this time, both victims were traveling in the same vehicle.

Video from the Scene via Rockland Video

 

The Clarkstown Central School District released the following statement confirming that Clarkstown North High School students were involved in the accident.

 

 

All further information regarding the victims is being withheld at this time, pending notifications.

The Clarkstown Police has placed one of the drivers in custody, charges are still pending at this time. Updates will be provided throughout the day. Congers Rd. was closed for several hours overnight, while the accident was being investigated by the Clarkstown Police Accident Investigation Team.

 

The Clarkstown Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident or has information to call the Clarkstown Police Department at (845)639-5800.

Photo by Rockland Buff

 

** This article will be updated as more information is available. **

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Police Investigating Fatal Accident on Route 303 in Blauvelt

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BLAUVELT, NY – On Monday November 15, 2021, at approximately 5:03PM, the Orangetown Police responded to a report of a Motor Vehicle Collision at the intersection of State Route 303 and East Erie Street in the Hamlet of Blauvelt, N.Y.

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A 2005 Mack commercial box truck operated by Andrew Roe, 29, of Middletown, NY was traveling northbound on Route 303. A 2019 Subaru Forester, operated by Seymour Whynman, 83, of Blauvelt, NY was traveling westbound on E. Erie Street. A collision occurred at the intersection and the Subaru Forrester subsequently collided with a 2020 ford transit van in the southbound left only turn lane of Route 303. Mr. Whynmn and a female passenger were transported to Nyack Hospital by South Orangetown Ambulance Corps.

It is with deep sadness we report the passing of Seymour Whynman.

This accident is currently being investigated by the Orangetown Police Accident Investigation team. Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision or anyone who may have additional information to contact the Orangetown Police Department at 845-0359-3700.

 

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