The Homicide Squad reports on the details of a serious Vehicular Accident that occurred on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 4:55 AM in Cedarhurst.
According to Detectives, a town of Hempstead garbage truck was backing into a location near the intersection of Rockaway Turnpike and Burnside Avenue when a semi tractor-trailer traveling southbound on Rockaway Turnpike struck it. One victim, a 67-year-old male garbage truck worker, was ejected from the rear of the vehicle and sustained multiple serious injuries. The victim was transported by a Nassau County Police Ambulance to a nearby hospital for assessment and treatment. He is currently in critical but stable condition. The driver of the other vehicle remained at scene. Investigation is ongoing.
Details by: D/Sgt. Bertini/HOM 07/23/21/1430/9962
The victim, now identified as Henry Owens, 67 of Springfield Gardens, Queens, succumbed to his wounds this morning and was pronounced by hospital staff. Investigations ongoing.
Details by: D/Sgt. Bertini/HOM 07/25/21/1100/9962