Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A fellow Hack killed going to work at 4am R.I.P

I took these pictures after work on Monday, coming down Vernon Blvd by the 108 Pct. I knew that there had been a bad accident that morning but didn't know that a driver from Mid Town Garage had been the person killed.

A well know driver from the Mid Town Garage was killed on Monday going to work. He was a friend of fellow driver Seth. Seth was late that day and missed the train that Tony was on. Fate. Seth will be on Radio Free Eireann this Sat to talk about Tony.

A car coming off the Queensboro Bridge jumped a curb and killed a 68-year-old cabbie on the way to pick up his taxi in Queens early Monday, cops said.
Anthony Buscemi was on the sidewalk in front of the Villa de Beaute hair salon in Long Island City about 4 a.m. when a car veered from the off-ramp and struck him, cops said. He died at the scene.
"It was a horror movie - pools of blood running onto the street," said carpenter Yama Dastagirzada, 41, of Far Rockaway, who was the first person to come upon the wreck.
Cops said the 35-year-old driver, Grant Riddell, lost an arm and was taken to Bellevue Hospital. His 31-year-old passenger, Melissa Cohen, was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell. Both were in stable condition and expected to live.
A police source said Riddell tested negative for drugs and alcohol. He lost control of the car, a red four-door 2007 Volkswagen, police said
The spectacular crash left the two and a half-ton Volkswagen upside down and in pieces on the sidewalk on Queens Plaza South at Crescent Street in Long Island City.
The sidewalk was strewn with engine parts and covered in blood after the driver apparently lost control on the 2007 Volkswagen and plowed headlong into a beauty parlor.
The impact, captured on surveillance video, shows the storefront is blown apart as the car bounces off the steel window gates and flips over.
Tony Buscemi, a veteran New York City cab driver, had just left the 7 train and was walking to work when the out of control vehicle struck him.
The accident happened just two blocks from his yellow cab, where he sat behind the wheel twelve hours a day, six days a week for the last twenty-five years.
His bosses and fellow drivers are absolutely stunned by the randomness of his sudden death.


Blogger John said...

Thats awful,
4am.You would think you would be safe. Still the guy had to be speeding.
Good thoughts and best wishes to his family.

6:19 PM  

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