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Two Serious Car Accidents In Clarkstown With Injuries

Monday evening pedestrian accident and two-car collision Tuesday morning

Clarkstown Police report two vehicle accidents within a 12-hour span both resulted in serious injuries. A female pedestrian was hit while crossing Route 59 near College Road in Nanuet at about 7:10 p.m. on Monday.  Police report Dansi Nolasco-Jiminez, 34 years old of Nanuet, was taken to Nyack Hospital with serious injuries.  The driver of the vehicle was a 17-year-old female. 

Two vehicles hit head-on this morning at approximately 7:45 a.m. on Arlene Court near Route 304 in New City.  Police report two people were injured and taken to Nyack Hospital.  The New City Fire Department extricated one person from one of the vehicles.  The accident was cleared by 9 a.m. 

William Demarest (Editor) February 14, 2012 at 02:55 PM
The volunteers of the New City Fire Department had to make a second trip back to the scene of this morning's accident to clean up fluids discovered on the roadway from the accident.
Mike Hirsch February 14, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Route 304 is a very dangerous road. People need to keep their speed down and be alert. The CPD should have more of a presence there.
Donna Schmidt February 14, 2012 at 05:27 PM
I agree with Mike. Bill, any news on the condition those in the car at the 304 accident? We know one of the boys.
Scott Walters February 14, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Sometimes I wonder what laws are being enforced., Middletown Road in Nanuet north of 59 is practically a speedway...30 my butt miles per hour!
William Demarest (Editor) February 14, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Over the past year, Clarkstown has had an aggressive program to cut down on speeders in the worst problem areas (information from town residents was used to compile the list). If you think there is a specific location that has not been addressed, you can alert the town through the Supervisor's Office at 845-639-2050.
Doug February 14, 2012 at 05:41 PM
I wish more people would realize that people live on 304 & driving at 80 miles an hour is dangerous & disrespectful of people who reside there. I see cars roar by my house & half throw their lunch garbage out the window as if they don't care that people live on that road. 60 cars a minute pass my house & most are well exceeding the posted speed limit.
tony chestnut February 14, 2012 at 06:10 PM
We are the worst drivers. It seems people dont have patience or consideration for others. Driving is a privelage and not a right. The laws that are enforced seem to be about people making mistakes like not being able to move over for an emergency vehicle. Meanwhile people fail to yield the right of way which greatly increases the chances of an accident. I feel so sorry for the victims. Wake up people and learn to drive.
Bardonia Mom February 14, 2012 at 06:10 PM
I agree with you. I live in 304 as well and will go out of my way not to make a left into my driveway for fear that someone will plow into me. I also see all the congestion at the Germonds road intersection in tha am and can't believe how many people run the lights, while texting and eating no less. The crossing sign has been broken for months and with the schools right there, I fear for the kids walking. I've contacted the state several times, as well as clarksrown and it's the states sign but they haven't seemed to fix it .
Scott Walters February 14, 2012 at 06:47 PM
They say that but there is no proof that anything has taken hold. TO contact Grom'hack' is a waste, and he'd be the first one to admit that!
Scott Walters February 14, 2012 at 06:49 PM
That goes to my point above exactly. Andrea hits is on the nose....or the tail of the DONKEY...
Michael N. Hull February 14, 2012 at 07:38 PM
The intersection at Bardonia Road and 304 is another bad intersection. Several of the residents who live on 304 adjacent to the repair station are equally terrified getting in and out of their homes. One is the daughter of the former 30 year police chief of Clarkstown, Bob Schnackenberg.  That's one of the reasons why the Residents Association of Bardonia is so strongly opposing the proposed QuickChek at that location. 
William Demarest (Editor) February 14, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Update: The pedestrian hit in Nanuet last night died as a result of the accident, no charges or tickets issued in connection with that incident. In New City, a 19-year-old driver was issued a ticket from this morning's accident; he has a broken leg and suffered cuts ... the driver of the other car complained of head, neck and back pain.
Mike Hirsch February 14, 2012 at 11:25 PM
I would rather see the CPD presence on 304 from Laurel Road south to route 59, primarily around the Germonds and Bardonia Road intersections, rather than them writing tickets on Little Tor, Strawtown, and West Clarkstown Roads.

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