The care in which the two men were riding was pinned under a large truck going to JFK Airport. Daily News photo.
The two men were transported to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition. Police say that one of the men may be brain-dead. Daily News Photo.
Two Far Rockaway men remain in critical condition at Jamaica Hospital after a crash between a car and a tractor-trailer nearby John F. Kennedy Airport on Monday night. Police say that one of the men had a massive head injury and may be brain-dad as a result of the crash. Police declined to provide the names of any of the victims.
Police say that the incident happened just after 6:30 p.m. near the intersection of Rockaway Boulevard and Brookville Boulevard in Rosedale.
Sources said that the two locals were in a 2014 Dodge Charger that was speeding westbound on Rockaway Boulevard when their vehicle struck an eastbound tractor-trailer making a left turn into Kennedy Airport’s Logistics Center on Rockaway Boulevard.
The car was crushed beneath the truck, as emergency crews raced to save the two men inside.
“The fire department tried to extricate the people from the car,” truck driver Mike Bogdan told the Daily News. “Chaotic scene. They broke the whole truck, the whole car, and then they pulled them off.”
The 23-year-old driver of the Dodge sustained head trauma and is in critical condition at Jamaica Hospital. His passenger, a 28-year-old man, is in critical but stable condition, police sources say.
A third vehicle, a 2016 Ford Expedition, was hit by flying debris.
The driver of the tractor-trailer and the 62-year-old driver of the Ford were uninjured.