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Crash At Beach 141 Street

Scene of an accident at Beach 141 street and Beach Channel drive on Tuesday, October 17.

Beach 141 street and Beach Channel drive was the scene of a sizeable traffic accident this Tuesday, October 17, at approximately 4:40 p.m.

According to the highway officer at the 100 Precinct, a 1997 Ford pick-up truck was traveling eastbound on Beach Channel drive near Beach 141 street when it was struck head on by a 1986 Nissan traveling westbound. According to an eyewitness to the accident, the Nissan allegedly traveled across the double yellow line on Beach Channel drive prior to colliding with the Ford pick-up truck. The driver of the Ford was Albert Scalzi, 79, of Florida, and the driver of the Nissan, Desmond Ramjattan, 24, of Far Rockaway, were both treated by EMS at the scene. According to police, both drivers were very seriously injured and transported to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

No charges were filed as The Wave went to press Thursday and the case remains under the investigation of NYPD Highway division.

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