NYPD officer killed after car flips over barriers at Queens Plaza

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16 Responses to NYPD officer killed after car flips over barriers at Queens Plaza

  1. me

    its a tragedy but these accidents are preventable by KNOWING how to drive and KNOWING to slow down on that curve!

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  2. Sonny L.

    Typical

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  3. Bobby

    How about people learn how to drive responsibly? Every day I see people going 50+ coming down the bridge into the plaza. You mean to tell me speed was not a factor in any of these incidents?

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  4. Hugo Stiglitz

    I agree with above comments. Driving standards have plummeted in the last few years. There are so many people on the road who don’t seem to have the first clue about proper driving.

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  5. me

    at that hour it will probably be reckless driving & alcohol!

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  6. Annie D

    I think the amount of bad accidents that happen at exactly this spot suggest this needs to be redesigned and/or additional signage and road markings to slow people down (the kind that make noise when you go over them, like at toll booths).

    It’s not all due to negligent driving if one location has a much higher rate of crashes. Very sad.

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  7. Me too

    If any of you ever got the Q60 or Q32 at this street you wouldn’t be so careless with your words! Annie D. Is right….it’s not all due to negligent drivers.
    When you come off the bridge at this point, you have to criss cross with busses, trucks and vehicles to get into the lane designated to the direction in which you are driving into queens. One lane leads to L.I.C., one lane leads to Queens blvd and the last one leads to Northern blvd. – all of the lanes begin off that ramp! It’s a hot spot for accidents!

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  8. Doreen

    It seems worse since they took away that immediate right at the foot of the bridge (I think it’s Crescent St.). Previously there was a stop sign for East bound “street traffic”, thereby allowing East bound bridge traffic coming off the bridge the option to turn right/South.

    Since that change it is very difficult for the cars coming off the bridge to keep right, or be forced to stay left with no choice but to end up on Queens Blvd.

    I use that route often and between the bus stops on the right and the on coming East bound traffic it can be difficult to make the next right unless you get a bit aggressive, or simply follow the flow towards Queens Blvd. which is crazy when all you want to do is get to Vernon or 21st.

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  9. Linette

    RIP Elisa. My condolences to the family.

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  10. Anonymous

    Whoever had a negative comment could go screw yourself!!! She was a great person and served for the city and protected a whole bunch of a**holes every single day!!! It wasn’t drunk driving dushbag!!!! What about every other accident that happened in the same exact spot! If it was your mother or child in that car you would not be saying this!

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  11. LIC Dude

    This needs to be fixed immediately. It’s obv. since they changed it that it’s a hazard.

    They need to take the city planners/pencil pushers who designed the changes in a car to actually drive it and see how it is.

    Doesn’t matter the cost or who’s to blame, just fix it!!

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  12. Ro

    Me, what is so suspicious about an off-duty cop driving back home at 2AM?

    The first time can be an accident: twice can be a coincidence: but three and up is a problem that has not been address properly. That area is a pain to drive in to and I agree if you need to turn to get to LIC you must be ready to speed up and cut someone off.

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  13. LIC GUY

    Ever since they changed the configuration of the “off-ramp” in the name of safety, it has caused traffic, pollution and deaths. Great job NYCDOT!

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  14. [email protected]

    I know everyone has there own opinions but this is my family you are talking about. You people need to have a little more heart. She was a police officer in NY and no one wants to thank her for that instead people down talk her. Whats wrong with you people? Grow a heart seriously!!!!!

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  15. [email protected]

    Thank you everyone else for having a big heart for this situation.

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  16. Nat

    R.I.P My prayers goes out to the family.

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