Wagswoofs – A tragic incident occurred in Queens on Monday, resulting in the death of a 71-year-old man who collided with another motorist.
Fitz H. Slowe, a resident of East Flatbush, Brooklyn, was behind the wheel of a Chevy sedan heading east on South Conduit Avenue in Springfield Gardens. It was a little after 8 p.m. on December 18 when he reached the intersection with Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, near JFK Airport. According to the police, at the intersection, a 30-year-old driver in a Dodge pickup truck collided with Slowe’s vehicle as they were traveling south on Guy R. Brewer.
The case is still under investigation, and the police have not made any arrests yet.
According to NYC Crash Mapper, over the past decade, the intersection of South Conduit and Guy R. Brewer has witnessed 43 crashes, resulting in injuries to 91 individuals.
According to the latest data, as of December 17, there have been a total of 249 fatalities in traffic accidents in the city this year, which is just one more than the number recorded at this time last year. Interestingly, while the other boroughs have either maintained the same or experienced a decrease in fatalities, Queens has witnessed a significant surge. Specifically, this borough has reported a staggering 81 deaths in traffic collisions, marking a 25% increase compared to the figures from last year.