HACKENSACK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for the driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run in Hackensack . A pedestrian was struck around 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Standish Avenue and Polifly Road. Police say the driver took off. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
BIG BEAR LAKE (CBSLA) — Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find the driver who hit a woman as she walked across a street in Big Bear Lake and left her severely injured. (credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department) The collision happened at about 8:55 p.m. last Friday on Bartlett Road. Detectives say 62-year-old Emillee Wang of Big Bear Lake was crossing the street when she was hit by a pickup truck. Wang suffered severe injuries, according to authorities. The driver did not stop to help Wang. The truck was last seen going south on Bartlett Road, toward the area of Big Bear Lake. It was described as a light-colored, newer model, crew-cab Ford F-150 truck. Anyone with information about this crash or the truck can contact the San Bernardino County sheriff’s Big Bear Station at (909) 866-0100.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — An NJ TRANSIT train struck a vehicle in Hackensack on Monday. Amazingly, the driver of the car escaped the crash alive. NJ TRANSIT said the driver of the car was the only occupant and she was taken to the hospital conscious and alert, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reported. It happened near the Essex Street train station on the Pascack Valley Line around 8 a.m. The train was heading to Hoboken. Car struck by @NJTRANSIT train in #Hackensack now being towed. We are told the driver was the only occupant and survived, taken to hospital conscious and alert. No one on train injured. Will have more @CBSNewYork at noon #NJ pic.twitter.com/nKaLxKrNVc — Lisa Rozner (@LisaRoznerTV) November 9, 2020 Incredible photos show the crushed car and firefighters vigorously trying to get the woman out in front of the stopped train. @NJTRANSIT_PVL rail service is suspended in both directions due to a motor vehicle strike near Essex Street. NJ TRANSIT rail tickets and passes are being cross-honored by NJ TRANSIT and private carrier bus. — NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) November 9, 2020 There were 30 passengers on the train, but no one on board was hurt, CBS2 was told. It’s not yet clear what happened that caused the driver of the vehicle to be on the tracks, but NJ TRANSIT said an investigation is underway. Service on the Pascack Valley Line is suspended in both directions and tickets are being cross-honored on buses. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK: Already Struggling Queens Business Owners Say Summonses, Fines Over COVID Guidelines Are ‘Unfair’ Cheering, Celebrations Erupt In Streets Of New York After Joe Biden Projected To Win Presidency Commanding Officer Of NYPD Office Of Equal Employment Opportunity Accused Of Posting Racist, Anti-Semitic Comments Online You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here .
INGLEWOOD (CBSLA) — At least two people were injured after a car slammed into an Inglewood strip mall Saturday afternoon. The crash happened in the 3100 block of Manchester Boulevard Saturday afternoon. around 1 p.m. Two ambulances were called to the scene, according to LA County Fire. It was unclear if the injuries involved the driver, a passenger or pedestrians. There was also a request for building and safety inspectors to access a building’s structural integrity.
LOS ANGELES (CBSNewYork) — Princess Leia will officially appear in the next Star Wars film. Disney announced on Friday Start Wars: Episode IX will include the late actress Carrie Fisher using unreleased footage from Episode VII: The Force Awakens . Carrie Fisher Remembered: Photos Through The Years Fisher died in December 2016 after she finished work on the middle installment in the trilogy, The Last Jedi . Director Rian Johnson opted not alter her storyline, leaving Leia’s fate to be handled by writer-director J.J. Abrams. “We desperately loved Carrie Fisher,” Abrams said in a statement. “Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us.” He said recasting Fisher or recreating her using computer graphics, as was done in a spinoff film “Rogue One,” was not an option. Meet the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX. Beginning filming next week. https://t.co/BUCl4H8aRT pic.twitter.com/ezEaLzijLq — Star Wars (@starwars) July 27, 2018 “With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we have found a way to honor Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII .” Friday’s announcement also confirmed that Billy Dee Williams will be returning to the franchise as Lando Calrissian, a hero of the rebellion who hasn’t been seen in the latest trilogy. Also returning to the film are Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran, who all play heroes. Adam Driver and Domhnall Gleeson, who play villains in the latest films, are also returning. Episode IX will be released in December 2019. (© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Queens man is facing charges in a road rage incident caught on camera Wednesday afternoon in Brooklyn. Dramatic video shows the broad daylight melee play out in real time at a red light in Greenpoint. The victim had just started driving for Uber and says he fought back because he thought the attacker was going to steal his car. WATCH: Uber Driver Pinned By Car During Road Rage Incident In Brooklyn The footage allegedly shows 46-year-old Kevin McClean throwing air jabs towards the victim with a box cutter at the side of a road. Investigators say McClean then took the victim’s car and then pinned him between two vehicles as he attempted to flee the scene. The victim told CBS2 he felt lucky he made it out alive. “He got out of his car, started blaming me and taking swings at me so I defended myself,” the driver said. “He went back to his car, got a knife, and I was trying to not get cut.” Police said it was a miracle the victim wasn’t more seriously hurt. McClean is facing numerous charges, including attempted murder and robbery.
PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A food delivery driver was shot and killed while on the job in Paterson. Police say it happened early Thursday morning in the area of East 34th Street near 19th Avenue. According to sources, it is believed that a food order was called into a Chinese restaurant, CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis reported. When the delivery driver showed up on East 34th Street around 1 a.m., CBS2 was told the person was shot during an attempted robbery, DeAngelis reported. It’s unclear if the victim was actually robbed. It appears the driver crashed into several parked cars while trying to flee from the scene. The victim was rushed to the hospital, but did not survive. Neighbors woke up to unexpected police activity. “I just realized there was flashing lights outside and I came outside and then I saw this massive accident. This is like where we always park in the night,” said resident Phillip Nelson. “It’s very seldom that we have this type of police activity out here.” A little over a week ago, there was a similar scenario a few miles away. A 27-year-old was shot and killed while making a pizza delivery in Clifton. As far as Thursday’s incident, CBS2 has reached out to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and Paterson police for more information but have not heard back.
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Dramatic video shows a broad daylight road rage incident playing out in real time at a red light in Brooklyn. The victim had just started driving for Uber and says he fought back because he thought the attacker was going to steal his car. Now he says he’s lucky he made it out alive. The video shows one of the men throwing air jabs with a box cutter at the side of a road in Greenpoint. The footage looks like something out of a movie, but the victim’s body proves the violence was all too real. “I have some hand injuries, elbow bruises right there, some hip injuries,” the man told CBS2’s Jessica Moore. The victim, who didn’t wish to be identified, says he was driving down McGuinness Boulevard near Norman Avenue around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when a reckless driver tried to cut in front of him. It all took a violent turn as soon as they stopped at a red light. “He got out of his car, started blaming me and taking swings at me so I defended myself,” the driver said. “He went back to his car, got a knife, and I was trying to not get cut.” After a few minutes, the suspect stole the Uber driver’s keys and took off in his car. The victim was pinned between two vehicles, sending his shoes flying into the air. “I knew it was a dangerous thing to hang onto a car but I was trying to not get the car taken,” the driver said. Police say it’s a miracle the victim wasn’t more seriously hurt as they continue looking for the driver of the white Hyundai with Florida license plates. The victim says he hopes police find him before he does. “I hope I don’t see him because I’m still really mad,” he said. “My neck could be cut open or I could be squished underneath a car.” Despite his best attempts to stop him, the victim says the suspect did get away with his keys. His car was towed, and he’s still waiting to get it back so he can get back to work.
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HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Smashed and sideswiped, dozens of car owners woke up to see their rides banged up in Hoboken early Wednesday. 93-year-old Vinnie Wassman was one of dozens left wondering how and when it happened. The entire drivers side of his SUV was sideswiped by a drunk driver, along with at least three dozen other cars on the same street. “I didn’t know until this morning,” Wassman said. “Then I was surprised!” The individual, a 22 yr old male from Union City, is under arrest for DWI, two counts of assault by auto, and Leaving the Scene of an accident. There are many more than a half dozen cars struck. The @HobokenPD will put out a release with all details later this morning. @ecruz38 — Chief Ken Ferrante (@KenFerrante) July 25, 2018 Police say the driver, 22-year-old Miguel Allen, of Union City, works at a restaurant in town. After getting off work late Tuesday, he went to a bar on the heavily trafficked Washington Street where he met two women. The women told police he claimed he was a livery cab driver and could take them home, so they took him up on his offer. What followed was a frightening ride, weaving side to side on nearby Bloomfield Street from First to Eighth Streets striking parked cars along the way around 1:20 a.m. Laura Golden says the bumper on her SUV was torn clean off. “Nobody was in around, so in that regard we’re grateful that nobody was hurt except for occupants of the car,” Golden said. Bob Chase witnessed the chaos play out right in front of his home. He says the driver kept driving despite the deployment of his airbag. “He looked out the window driving with the door open,” Chase said. “I’ve never seen anything like that.” Cops quickly apprehended Allen after his eight-block ride of terror, saying he was too drunk to even stand. Hoboken Police Chief Ken Ferrante says the whole experience was a first for him. “We’ve had a couple of these types of situations where for long stretches, one block, two blocks, a drunk driver is hitting cars,” he said. “Going seven or eight blocks, this many cars… I don’t recall in my 26 years.” Neighbors in the tree-lined neighborhood say they hope they don’t see this much activity on their street anytime soon. Allen and his two passengers were all injured and were taken to a hospital. The two passengers remained hospitalized Wednesday afternoon, but further details on their injuries were not disclosed.
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STUDIO CITY (CBSLA) — A former South Bay high school student has been a acquitted of a killing in South Los Angeles, during which he admitted driving a car the assailants were riding in before the murder. Cameron Terrell , 18, of Palos Verdes Estates was acquitted of first-degree murder Monday after a 10-day jury deliberation. Prosecutors alleged Terrell was the getaway driver for two South L.A. men suspected of murdering Justin Holmes on October 1 of last year. He also faced two additional counts of attempted murder. Holmes’ and Terrell’s families were escorted out of the courtroom by deputies separately in order to avoid a confrontation. Terrell’s defense attorney Jovan Blackwell told reporters Monday he and his client were satisfied with the verdict, though he said his client shouldn’t have charged with anything, “certainly not murder.” However, L.A. County Deputy District Attorney Adan Montalban told jurors Terrell was a gang member who knew what the two other juveniles were planning to do when they shot and killed 21-year-old Holmes near the intersection of West 78th Street and Western Avenue, which Montalban said was rival territory. Holmes. who was with two other men at the time, reportedly told the assailants he was not a gang member. The men escaped without injury. Prosecutors told jurors Terrell knew about the planned shooting, evidenced by the fact he parked out of sight to let the teens out of the car. They also showed jurors video Terrell recorded of his friends kicking over candles left for Holmes at a makeshift memorial. People who knew Holmes said he had attended college, was working, and had dreams for his future. Still, Blackwell said his client was shocked when he heard the shots, driving a block away as a matter of survival. He added Terrell would not have been driving “his daddy’s car” if he knew there would be a shooting, though he did believe a fight would take place. Much was made of the fact that Terrell resides in the affluent community of Palos Verdes Estates. Terrell’s $5 million bond was posted with $500,000 cash in October after he admitted he was the driver that day. He began a home-study course after parents at the high school demanded he not return to the campus. Terrell appeared in the background of several music videos from local rappers and had been given the name “White Boy.” This was used as proof that Terrell was in the gang, but Blackwell said his client should not have been criticized for being “open-minded” about having friends from different backgrounds who might “walk a different path,” City News Service reported. Blackwell added Terrell now plans to go to college in Houston to study law, given his “newfound love” for jurisprudence. Terrell said he sympathized with Holmes’ family but remained defiant about his motives that day. “Rest in peace, Justin Holmes, you shouldn’t have gone that day.[…] I pray for his family every night. This has been weighing on me every single day of my life.” He added, “I don’t have to explain myself to anyone. God knows what really happened that day, and God knows what was in my head that day.” The two juveniles who had been in the car with Terrell are awaiting trial. Terrell is the son of interior designer Debra Terrell and media executive Donald Wayne Terrell, The Daily Breeze reported. (© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are searching for two men accused in the brutal robbery of a cab driver in Brooklyn. Investigators released images of one of the suspects. Police say the 30-year-old driver was punched repeatedly and told he’d be shot before the men stole $360, a cell phone and the driver’s wallet. It happened just after 2:00 am Friday near Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street in the Fort Greene section. Police say both men ran off.
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BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA) – Police opened fire on two suspects in Boyle Heights overnight Wednesday following a pursuit with a stolen car that ended when the suspects tried to run down the officers. There were no injuries. The male driver, a wanted parolee at large, was arrested on felony evading, weapons charges and assault on a police officer. The female passenger was also booked on unconfirmed charges. Their names were not immediately disclosed. According to South Gate police, the incident began just before midnight when officers attempted to stop a car for a traffic violation. The vehicle, which was carrying two people, refused to stop and a pursuit ensued. The chase wound its way through surface streets in South Gate, Huntington Park, Bell Gardens and Cudahy, where the car jumped onto the 5 Freeway northbound, police said. It then exited the freeway in Boyle Heights. The suspects entered a residential street, where the car became trapped in a cul-de-sac in the 900 block of South Grande Vista Avenue. According to police, the driver made a U-turn towards the officers and drove at them, prompting the officers to open fire on the suspects. Neither was struck and no officers were hurt. The car then struck a police cruiser and came to a stop. The two suspects were apprehended and a handgun was recovered. Police determined that the car had been stolen out of Lakewood. It’s unclear how many officers fired on the suspects.
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A young doctor from Queens is so determined to find the hit-and-run driver responsible for his mother’s death, he’s conducting his own investigation. CBS2’s Jessica Moore spoke with him and his grieving father Wednesday. “On Sunday, he bring me Romanian soup. Very nice,” said Radislav Krstic as he fought back tears while reading his wife’s words, written from her hospital bed just hours before she died Sunday. “She went to buy bread, and that’s (what) happened.” On July 1, a trip to the grocery store turned tragic when Drags Krstic was hit by a car near Myrtle Avenue and 60 th Street, just a few blocks from their home in Ridgewood, Queens. The driver never stopped, and two weeks later, she died from internal injuries. “You put her in any group of people, she’s the life of the party,” said her son, Luka Krstic. Luka said he turned his anger into action, determined to get justice for his mother. He wasn’t waiting for police to do the legwork. He went door-to-door to every business along Myrtle Avenue, searching for surveillance video that would help catch his mom’s killer. “I was afraid local businesses only save video footage for a limited amount of time,” he said. “I understand the police have lots of cases.” His search was a success. A nearby grocery store and pizzeria captured clear shots of the silver Nissan Sentra speeding down Myrtle Avenue seconds before the crash. “It was clear that was the car, because the right mirror was broken. That’s the part that hit my mom’s hip,” he said. Luka said detectives thanked him for giving them a head start into their investigation and promised not to stop until they find the driver. “Give yourself a chance to be a decent human being,” he said. He hopes the person behind the wheel will come forward on their own, so his family can finally begin to heal.
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CALIFORNIA (KPIX/CBS LOCAL) — After a woman was found alive and rescued seven days after she drove off a cliff near Big Sur , an aerial view shows just how miraculous her survival was. The wide view shot from the ocean side shows Angela Hernandez’ crumpled Jeep at the bottom of the 250-foot cliff leaves you with one thought: she could not have survived. But she did and Hernandez is recovering at an undisclosed hospital, while the story she posted on Facebook now being shared thousands of times. A closer look from a drone shot allows you to can see the faint black tire marks and chips from the stone wall where she swerved to dodge an animal on the road. The lack of skid marks likely means she never hit the brakes. Her white Jeep went airborne, slammed into the opposite cliff side and rolled down to the shore. The force of the impact knocked her unconscious, and she woke up with water up to her knees. The doors were basically crumpled shut as well, and the only way she can get out was to grab a multi tool out of her backpack and then smash the driver side window, and climb out. Janelle Solis and her daughters hiked the 2 1/2 mile roundtrip over sharp slippery rocks to see the wreckage for themselves. “Like God had to be watching her, all the way,” Solis told KPIX 5. Hernandez had broken ribs, two broken collarbones, a collapsed lung, and was barefoot, but still managed to scramble over half a mile of sharp rocks and boulders to find this fresh water runoff. Had she kept on walking another half-mile, she would have run into Kirk Creek Campground, one of the busiest in Big Sur. The next few days were spent climbing to higher ground, hoping that someone would see her. Day after day of exposure to the elements gave her a severe sunburn. Hernandez wrote, “Songs I hadn’t heard in years played on repeat inside my head. I’d daydream of food Ii get to eat once i was found, and imagine the face of the person who would eventually find me.” Several days later, Chelsea Moore and her husband just happened to be on the desolate beach. They inspected the Jeep, and because it looked rested they figured it was an old crash, and started walking away. Something made Hernandez wake up, she noticed Chelsea and cried for help. “Can’t believe you’re alive Angela, You’re a hero, that’s unreal, you made it,” Chad Moore said. “Total legend, You’re here for reason, and we were there for a reason, and we’re so glad she’s OK,” said Chelsea Moore. How is it that the Jeep crumpled everywhere except for the driver seat? How did she end up next to a freshwater spring which allowed her to drink water for the week she was missing. And what made her wake up just in time to see her rescuers? “Someone was watching over her, not only during that 250-foot plunge, but the whole seven days she was down there,” said Monterey County Sheriff Steve Bernal.
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By Norm Elrod The British Open, also known as the Open Championship, is the third major of the golf season, at least until next year, when the PGA Championship moves to May. An accomplished field is set to tee off Thursday from Carnoustie Golf Links in Angus, Scotland, but the buildup seems a little more relaxed than in the weeks leading up to the Masters and the U.S. Open. Perhaps it’s the hop across the pond, or the mid-July spot on the calendar, when the summer doldrums begin to set in. Regardless, golf fans should not be fooled; the tournament’s 147th edition is setting up to be as entertaining as always. What are the important storylines going into Carnoustie? Will Carnoustie be ‘Car-nasty’? This year’s course is one of the world’s most difficult, even on a good day, and certainly the most difficult of the Open Championship venues. The long and narrow course — a 7,402-yard, par-71 links-style layout — is situated near the coast and exposed to the elements. The wind and rain can be brutal, though this year’s forecast doesn’t call for much of either until possibly the weekend. Lack of precipitation in recent months has left the fairways burned out and particularly fast, reportedly even faster than the greens . And let’s not forget about the bunkers, perfectly placed to swallow up all but the most well-placed shots. Shinnecock Hills was the story at the U.S. Open; will Carnoustie be the story at the Open Championship? Can Spieth repeat? Jordan Spieth is the defending champion, winning by the three strokes over Matt Kuchar at Royal Birkdale a year ago. That Sunday in 2017, when he hoisted the Claret Jug, was the last time he won a tournament. Spieth is 0 for 23 since. To be fair, his 17 starts this year have included four top-10 finishes, including a third place at the Masters. He also has five missed cuts, including at the U.S. Open last month. For most golfers, this would amount to a pretty good year. But Jordan Spieth, who won 10 tournaments, including three majors, between 2015 and 2017, isn’t ‘most golfers.’ So what’s the problem? Putting. Spieth’s short game has abandoned him over the last year. And while his long game is fine, he doesn’t have Dustin Johnson or Jon Rahm-type length to make up for inconsistency on the greens. Spieth is a smart golfer, and that still shows up in how he thinks his way around the course. But that’s not enough to overcome Carnoustie. He will have to do better picking up birdies with the putter to have a chance at repeating. Will Woods and Mickelson make news for the right reasons? Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are planing a $10 million winner-take-all golf spectacle. More details are still pending. Mickelson also putted a moving ball at the U.S. Open out of frustration and patted down some fescue at A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier. That’s two rule violations, in consecutive starts, leaving Lefty looking less like himself. On the course, Woods’ game has been rounding into form this season, and he seems poised to win again sooner rather than later. As for majors, this might be his best chance . The Big Cat has won the Open Championship three times, though not in the last decade and never in this venue. He won’t need to rely on his driver, which has been long but erratic since his return. He can go with his irons off the tee, which have worked out better for him. His wedge game is also solid, and that could help him score if (when) the wind picks up. And, of course, Tiger is still Tiger, one of the smartest and toughest players ever. That matters at Carnoustie. Mickelson won the 2013 Open Championship, played at Muirfield Golf Links. Since then, he’s won only one tournament, the WGC-Mexico Championship back in early March. And since that win, he’s managed only one top-10 finish. Most recently, Mickelson missed the cut at the Scottish Open. It’s probably foolish to ever really rule him out, but his odds to win this week are 50-1, and his game isn’t trending in the right direction. At least Phil can still hit that flop shot … > > MORE: Golf Coverage Who will walk away with the Claret Jug? The Open Championship field is stellar, of course. Predictions are a little dicey for this major, especially given that a change in weather can essentially eliminate the half of the field unlucky enough to be on the wrong side of the draw. Elements aside, many of the usual suspects are among the tournament favorites . Dustin Johnson, the top-ranked player in the world, has never done better than T2 (2011) at the Open. He does, however, have three top-10 finishes in his last three tournaments. That includes third place in the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, which was a similar test to what Carnoustie can be. Will Rickie Fowler finally win a major this week? He managed a T2 at the Open back in 2014, but hasn’t cracked the top 20 here since. Fowler has put up three top-5s in his last five majors, and made a strong showing this past weekend at the Scottish Open, played on another links-style course. Rory McIlroy won the Open Championship in 2014 and finished in the top five in 2016 and 2017. He’s currently ranked eighth in the world, with a T5 finish at the last Masters, though he missed the cut at Shinnecock Hills and has struggled with the putter of late. McIlroy may look to his driver this week, which could be a tricky proposition at Carnoustie. Twenty years ago, Justin Rose turned pro on the heels of a T4 finish in the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. The world’s third-ranked golfer hasn’t done better in the event since, though he has been playing some of his best golf of late. Iron play is traditionally one of this strengths, which should keep him in contention. Justin Thomas’s Open history — T53 in 2016 and MC in 2017 — is forgettable. A fan of links golf, he still believes he’s good at it, despite poor results. Thomas is also ranked second in the world, and was ranked first for four weeks earlier this year. His talent alone is enough for him to contend at any given event.
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