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Boy, 12, Dead After Being Hit By Livery Cab In Hamilton Heights

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 12-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a livery cab in Hamilton Heights Wednesday afternoon.

As CBS2’s Joe Biermann reported, the boy was struck around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the southbound lanes of Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard near 149th Street.

The livery cab driver struck the boy — identified as Ervi Secundino — in the middle of the road as he crossed the street, police said. Ervi was rushed to Harlem Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Phillis Miles told 1010 WINS’ Holli Haerr she saw the boy get hit in the intersection.

“He didn’t have the light, he just ran right across the street and that’s when the car just hit him. He flew up and landed on the car. That’s how the car is dented,” she said.

Boy, 12, Dead After Being Hit By Livery Cab In Hamilton Heights

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Authorities said Secundino suffered severe head and body trauma.

Miles said the cab appeared to be speeding at the time.

“The car came zooming and hit him,” she said.

The driver remained on the scene, authorities said.

The NYPD Accident Investigation Squad was on the scene as of 5 p.m. trying to determine exactly how the accident happened.

As CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported, police were driving the car involved in the accident and conducting brake tests at the scene Wednesday evening, driving down the road at a high rate of speed and slamming on the brakes.

Following Secundino’s death, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña released a statement saying she is “heartbroken by this tragedy.”

“Ervi’s family is in my thoughts as they mourn the unbearable loss of a child so young. I also want to extend my deepest condolences to the entire Frederick Douglas Academy community,” Fariña said in a statement. “We’ll be providing additional guidance counselors and ongoing support for as long as the school community needs.”

So far, no charges or tickets have been issued in the incident.

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Kentucky police purchase all-electric motorcycles – video

Kentucky’s Berea police department has purchased the state’s first all-electric police motorcycle to quietly patrol the city’s park system. Officers say it costs just over a dollar for a full-charge, giving officers around 300 miles of quiet, zero-emission travel Continue reading…







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9/11 First Responders Demand Permanent Funding For Zadroga 9/11 Act

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As the Zadroga 9/11 Act approaches expiration, many are demanding Congress instate permanent funding.

Volunteer first responder Jaime Hazan told WCBS 880’s Levon Putney he spent all of Sept. 12, 2001 helping at Ground Zero — just one day.

“Respiratory diseases, GERD, PTSD,” Hazan said are the illnesses he now deals with.

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So he wants Congress to re-up the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act, which pays the medical costs of first responders who came down with Ground Zer0-related illnesses.

“It blows my mind that we have to even have this discussion right now,” Hazan said.

The bill’s two critical programs providing medical treatment and compensation are set to expire in October 2015 and October 2016.

FealGood Foundation founder John Feal lost half of his leg at Ground Zero, and has been a big lobbier on the Zadroga act.

“When this bill expires, the illnesses that these men and women have contracted doesn’t expire with it,” Feal said. “We need more than a 5 year bill.”

Feal said 9/11 first responders need permanent funding.

“If this isn’t important, what the hell is?” said Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ).

Pascrell thinks it will be a fight to get it through the U.S. House.

The bill is named for James Zadroga, an NYPD officer who died of a 9/11-related illness.

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Shocking Video Captures Men Being Hit Over The Head With Chair At Dallas BBQ In Chelsea

CBSNewYork (New York) – Two men were hurt when an unidentified man bashed them over the head with a chair at a Chelsea restaurant Tuesday night.

The incident took place at Dallas BBQ on 23rd Street and 8th Avenue.

A friend of the victims tells CBS2 the people hit with the chair are a couple, and that the person who attacked them was yelling anti-gay slurs.

A witness tells CBS2 the two victims were having an argument when a third man, seen in the video with a beard, intervened in the argument.

One of the two people involved in the argument then took a swing at the man with a beard, the witness told CBS2.

A melee then broke out, which was caught on video.

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Check back soon for more information. CBS2’s Alice Gainer will have complete coverage at 5 p.m.

 

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