Woman dies in crash with two other vehicles: Cops

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CAMBRIA HEIGHTS — A fatal car crash left a St. Albans woman dead after the car she was driving caused a three-vehicle accident early Sunday, according to the NYPD.

Paulina Rodriguez, 24, was pronounced dead after she was taken to Franklin General Hospital in Long Island following the pile-up on the corner of 227th Street and 115th Avenue in Cambria Heights.

At about 2:45 a.m. Sunday cops arrived at the corner and determined that Rodriguez, who was behind the wheel of a white 2011 Hyundai, ran a stop sign while traveling north on 227th Street and hit a black Honda Civic that was traveling through the intersection on 115th Avenue, according to the NYPD.

After the initial collision, a third car going in the same direction as the Civic then plowed into the driver’s side of Rodriguez’s vehicle, police said.

A passenger in the 24-year-old’s vehicle was taken to North Shore-LIJ on Long Island, while the two other drivers remained at the scene and refused medical attention, according to a statement from the NYPD.

As of press time Monday, police had made no arrests and were investigating the crash.

Updated 6:49 pm, November 20, 2012
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Whispers from NYC says:
Never take any loved one for granted!!
Nov. 20, 2012, 8:56 pm
Fed up loved one from .. says:
Funny how you guys didn't publish the fact that the 2 cars were racing. She didn't blow a stop sign she inched out to see if she could go & was hit !
Nov. 20, 2012, 11:09 pm
Someone from Saint Albans says:
First off I don't know the young woman who died but I can say its hard to see oncoming traffic when driving trough these back streets, I inch up as well...... Especially on 118,119 and 120th Avenues over by 220-230th streets and even I they do have a stop sign they roll right through cause they think they have to right away cause they are driving parallel to the main roads.... Now how fast were these other driver that hit her going to cause her car to look like how it does (in newspaper there is a picture)
So, she blew a stop sign? If someone was going 30 like they should have been she would not be GONE.
So she blew a stop sign right? Did they blow into a breathalyzer ?????? They denied medical attention and her car looks like that???? How ? So she isn't here to state what really happen.... What really happen is those Honda's were going to fast drag racing or not.
All a coincidence that they were both Hondas..... Cars that are same brand love to compete...
Simply a tragedy for this young woman and her family.
But I'm sure he didn't blow it like they said....
Nov. 21, 2012, 11:49 am
Someone from Saint Albans says:
Oh an it's simply hard to see with cars parked on corners with no stop signed cars need not to be parked close to The corners too !!!!
Nov. 21, 2012, 11:52 am
Made a full stop from 227 cambria says:
I spoke to the my neighbor on 227 and he said she made a full stop. These guys shouldv'e told the truth
Dec. 7, 2012, 3:31 pm
Someone from Cambria says:
This is one of those crash were people need to shut up if they dont know what they are talking bout someone blow the stop and could have killed every body
Dec. 11, 2012, 9:56 am
Someone from Cambria says:
Note matter how fast the other driver were going how is sheri didt stop how is its thats she hit the honda in the right side she blow the signe and she had to hit that honda hard look at here front end its not nice for people to say drag racing cause now you are make its seems like they should be put to death that could have killed them and they have family too even sheri stop and inché out how much do one have to inchangé out to see that cars are coming
Dec. 11, 2012, 10:14 am

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