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Three Teenagers Struck by Driver in Long Island City Wednesday

Three teens were struck by driver at 44th Dr and 21st St in LIC (Photo Courtesy of: Achraf Jellal)

June 9, 2021 By Allie Griffin

Three teenagers were struck by a driver in Long Island City Wednesday afternoon.

The teens were hit by a car at the intersection of 21st Street and 44th Drive at about 2:20 p.m., according to the FDNY.

EMS rushed the teenagers to Cornell Presbyterian Hospital, a FDNY spokesperson said.

None of their injuries are believed to be life-threatening, police said.

The driver of the car remained at the scene and there have been no arrests, police said.

The ages of the teens were not immediately available.

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No matter how long the signal is, there’s always an idiot at the wheel who is in a rush to get somewhere and doesn’t care about the light color.


This intersection is a death trap because they shortened the length of the green light for the north and south bound traffic on 21st street so that cars are constantly blowing through the yellow and red lights. You can’t depend on the walk signal, you have to make sure that there isn’t a car running the light before crossing the street. I’m surprised that more people haven’t been hit!


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