2009-02-13 / Top Stories

Asthma Attack Causes Two-Car MVA

Photo by Keith Booker Photo by Keith Booker Police sources say that Antonio Biando, 70, was driving his 1991 Blue Dodge Ram van was driving westbound on the Rockaway Freeway under the elevated A Train tracks when he had a sever asthma attack and lost control of his vehicle. With him in the van was his daughter, Andrea, 31. Biando lost control of the van and crashed into a concrete pillar, police say. Deltrich Fernandez, 36, was driving a 2002 gray Volkswagon Jetta behind Biando's van and could not brake quickly enough to keep from striking the van in the rear.

Biando was unconscious when police and ambulance units arrived on the scene. He was transported to Jamaica Hospital Center in serious condition, with injuries to his head, face and chest, sources say. He remains in critical, but stable condition at Jamaica hospital. Pictured, Biando being placed in an EMS ambulance for transport to Jamaica Hospital. Andrea Biando and Deltrich Fernandez were transported to the Peninsula Hospital Center, where they were reportedly treated for minor injuries and released. Police say that there were no alcohol or drugs involved in the accident, which was solely due to Biando's asthma attack.

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