2000-11-25 / Front Page

Car Hits Tree Head-On

EMS and police respond to the scene of an accident in which a 1992 Toyota minivan hit a tree (Photo by Paula Montemorano).

By Joan Ward George

Deidre Williams, 17, of Brooklyn, and three passengers in her 1992 Toyota minivan were rushed to Peninsula Hospital Center at 11:30 p.m. Friday night, November 17, after she lost control of her vehicle and struck a tree head-on near the corner of Beach 145 street and Rockaway Beach boulevard.

According to police, Williams had made a right hand turn from Beach 145 street onto Rockaway Beach boulevard traveling eastbound on the boulevard when she mistakenly hit the car’s accelerator instead of the break, losing control of the vehicle. The Toyota swerved into a tree causing major damage and sending the driver and all three other passengers to the hospital. No summonses were issued.

According to a hospital spokesperson, the driver and two of the passengers were treated and released and one passenger was admitted for further treatment.

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