FATAL CAR ACCIDENT #1 – On Monday Feb. 15 at approximately 4:50 a.m., police responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle accident on the Belt Parkway and Lefferts Boulevard in South Ozone Park. According to police, Carl Moschetto, 59, of Rockaway Beach was operating his vehicle west on the Belt Parkway near Lefferts Boulevard when he lost control and overturned on the right shoulder of the parkway. EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to Jamaica Hospital with rib and spine injuries.
On Feb. 20 at 1303 hours the victim was pronounced deceased at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. The investigation is ongoing.
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FATAL CAR ACCIDENT #2 – On Sunday, Feb. 28 at approximately 4:40 a.m., police responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian struck at 107-42 111 St. in South Richmond Hill.
Upon arrival, police discovered Besik Shengelia, 48, of Brooklyn with trauma to the body unconscious and unresponsive in the roadway. EMS also responded and transported Shengelia to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the pedestrian was struck by an unidentified vehicle at the location as he was attempting to retrieve personal items from the back seat of his vehicle. There are no arrests at this time and the investigation is ongoing by NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad.