2009-03-06 / Top Stories

Man Dies Of Injuries Sustained In February MVA

By Howard Schwach

The van driven by Anthony Biando struck a concrete pillar under the elevated subway structure, causing injuries from which he died nine days later. Photo by Susan Locke. The van driven by Anthony Biando struck a concrete pillar under the elevated subway structure, causing injuries from which he died nine days later. Photo by Susan Locke. A Far Rockaway man died at the Jamaica Hospital Center on February 19 as the result of severe injuries he suffered nine days earlier when the van he was driving struck a concrete pillar under the elevated subway line, a family member said this week. Police sources said that Antonio Biando, 70, was driving westbound at Regina Avenue in Far Rockaway when he suffered a severe asthma attack and lost control of the van. With him was his daughter, Andrea, 31. His van hit the pillar at high speed, causing a car that was following behind him, driven by Deltrich Fernandez, 36, to hit the van in the left rear.

Biando was transported to Jamaica Hospital Center with injuries to his head, face and chest.

His daughter and Fernandez were transported to the Peninsula Hospital Center with minor injuries.

Sources at the hospital said that the two were treated and released.

Biando, however, remained in critical condition until his death, nine days later.

Police said at the time that no alcohol or drugs were involved in the accident, which was caused by Biando's asthma attack.

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