Violent Collision Sends Car Flying Toward Home at Busy Astoria Intersection, 6 Hurt: FDNY - NBC New York

Violent Collision Sends Car Flying Toward Home at Busy Astoria Intersection, 6 Hurt: FDNY

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    2 Hit When Crash Sends Car onto Sidewalk

    Two pedestrians were hit, and four others also hurt, when a crash at a busy Astoria intersection sent a car flying onto a sidewalk and against a house. Ray Villeda reports. (Published Friday, Jan. 25, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A violent collision at a popular intersection in Astoria, Queens, sent a car hurtling toward a house on the corner, and six people were hurt

    • Officials said drivers and passengers in both cars, along with two pedestrians, were taken to the hospital

    • Four people were seriously hurt, and two others had minor injuries; the crash is under investigation

    Six people were hurt when a violent T-bone crash sent a car hurtling onto a sidewalk and against a house at a popular intersection in Astoria, Queens, Friday night, fire officials said. 

    Sources say a Toyota going westbound on 20th Road was entering the intersection at Steinway Street at about 6:30 p.m. -- and that's when a Subaru going northbound on Steinway collided with it. 

    The crash sent the Toyota flying toward a house on a nearby corner, hitting two pedestrians along the way. 

    Both drivers and the passengers in each of the cars were taken to Elmhurst Hospital, along with the pedestrians, police said. The pedestrians were both conscious.

    The FDNY said four people were seriously hurt, and two others had minor injuries.

    Witnesses said the Subaru was a ride-share car with livery plates, though police haven't confirmed that, and that two passengers were in it. They appeared to be fine, witnesses said. 

    No on appeared to be home in the building the Toyota hit. The siding was shredded from the crash, exposing brick.

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