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Howard Beach DWI accident critically injures two: Police

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Two people injured late Saturday in an alleged DWI accident at Pitkin Avenue and Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach were still listed in critical condition Tuesday at Jamaica Hospital.

Police said Patricia Gonzales, 29, of 529 49th St. in Brooklyn, was driving with four other passengers in her car and crashed into another vehicle with two male occupants about 11:55 p.m. Officers charged her with driving while intoxicated.

The two critically injured passengers were ejected from Gonzales’ vehicle and suffered severe head trauma, police said. They were a 26-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man.

A hospital spokeswoman said a 28-year-old woman also was injured and listed in stable condition.

The two men in the other vehicle, who suffered head, neck and back injuries, were discharged from Mary Immaculate Hospital. Another woman, identified only by her last name, is still in intensive care but breathing on her own, the spokeswoman said.

Police said they may file additional charges against Gonzales depending on the fate of the people in critical and stable condition. Police were still investigating.

Reach reporter Alex Davidson by e-mail at TimesLedger@aol.com or by phone at 229-0300, Ext. 156

Posted 7:24 pm, October 10, 2011
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