Fatal Car Crash In New Jersey – A driver has been charged with manslaughter and driving while drunk in connection with an incident in Queens early Thursday morning that resulted in the death of a New York City Department of Environmental Protection employee. Errick Persaud, 24, has been charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol concentration greater than.08, and vehicular manslaughter.
The worker was a passenger in a city-owned automobile heading on Atlantic Avenue in Richmond Hill around 2:35 a.m. when it was hit by a Mercedes driven by Persaud on Lefferts Boulevard, according to police. The Mercedes-Benz was driving west on Lefferts Boulevard. The impact of the collision led the city-owned car to flip onto its side, allowing the 38-year-old passenger to flee. He had died, according to the staff at Jamaica Hospital.
The driver of that vehicle, who was forty years old, was expected to be well after obtaining medical attention at the scene of the accident. Persaud was still in the hospital Thursday afternoon, being treated for a variety of injuries received in the collision. This morning, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is inconsolable after discovering that one of our own was killed on the job last night when an automobile collided with the DEP truck he was riding in. According to DEP Commissioner Rohit T. Aggarwala’s statement, one of his coworkers who was driving at the time got minor injuries.
These two sewage maintenance personnel, along with a big number of our other staff members, were assisting our city by ensuring that critical city operations ran smoothly around the clock. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, and we will be eternally grateful to both men for their contributions to our community.