Man in critical condition after car accident in Maspeth: NYPD

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A 39-year-old man was in critical condition after he struck two light poles and a parked vehicle in Maspeth early Sunday morning, the NYPD said.

At about 4 a.m., the man, who was driving a 2010 Nissan, was found unconscious and unresponsive in the vicinity of 54th Place and Flushing Avenue, according to a police spokeswoman. He was transported to Elmhurst Hospital in critical condition.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the man was traveling westbound on Flushing Avenue at a high speed when he struck a light pole, the spokeswoman said.

His vehicle then mounted the sidewalk and struck a second light pole and a parked vehicle, she said.

Reach reporter Madina Toure by e-mail at or by phone at (718) 260–4566.

Posted 3:08 pm, September 27, 2015
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Yo from Maspeth says:
Should not have drank and drive and now damaged every one elses problem of all the damages he cause
Sept. 27, 2015, 4:03 pm
Doesnt Matter from Maspeth says:
Speed bunps should be put under the underpass, too many accidents are happening. Too many people speeding and driving drunk. Ruined someone else property along with taking down light poles. Thank god it was late an noe one else was out. City needs to step up and make changes.....
Sept. 27, 2015, 6:16 pm
wow!!!! from maspeth says:
He was speeding so fast like he was racing. It was bad.
Sept. 27, 2015, 6:52 pm
wow!!!! from maspeth says:
Hopefully he pulls through. So sad!!!!!
Sept. 27, 2015, 6:54 pm
slim shady from Maspeth says:
Stupid dumb ——
Sept. 28, 2015, 7:15 am
slim shady from Maspeth says:
Sept. 28, 2015, 7:15 am
Ignorance in this world! from M block associate says:
This man is a father, son and friend. He is fighting for his own life. At this moment you are all worried about the money lost or the inconvenience caused because of a human error so many of us are guilty of. Life is precious instead of being typical peices of —— thank god for one more day and pray for the safety of all. My heart goes out to his entire family his beautiful mother and his young son. May god be by your side this entire time giving you the strength you all will need to help him through this. I dont know him personally buy i know this he is a genuine kind individual and i pray for his apeedy recovery. God bless you all in a time like this!!
Oct. 1, 2015, 2:33 pm
Human error, stop lying from Queens says:
It was not human error. It was human carelessness. Driving in an unsafe matter is not an error. It was a decision he made that put other in jeopardy.
Oct. 2, 2015, 9:02 am
unknown from Maspeth says:
you call it a human error, he is a human idiot, drinking and driving is a choice not a mistake. He knew he was drinking and the idiot who gave him those keys to that vehicle is a bigger idiot. must be insurance fraud also, since vehicle was reported stolen, it was his 2nd DWI and suspended license. so how do you say that is an accident? you must be a moron also. I dont have one peace of sympathy for an animal of his kind. He could have done worst or killed others. the person above is right, its carelessness!!!! yes people are worried about their property and whatever else because if he was driving drunk they would still have their property. Him or the family should pay the problems now.
Oct. 3, 2015, 12:41 pm
Sorry ass ——s from M block associate says:
As he fights for his life you worry about property. Lifeless. Human error means human mistake human carelessness whatever it was it was an accident. I highly sought he intended to crash and be fighting for his life. Those werent his intentions and god has a different plan one that involes none of the hate you sorry humans spew.
Oct. 3, 2015, 2:41 pm
Tito from My old block m block says:
Ricardo is good person it's sad that he's in this perdicument I hope he pulls threw my prayers go out to his family
Oct. 10, 2015, 6:26 pm

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