A woman thought she was playing it safe by waiting for a tow truck in her car, but where she parked ended up making the difference between life and death.
Police called it an overnight case of crash and dash. A truck driver allegedly damaged a string of cars in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, and then fled into the night.
Christopher Capurso, 22, was not licensed to own a tow truck and was holding cars hostage, according to investigators.
An unlicensed tow truck driver stood accused this weekend of illegally towing cars on Long Island.
As a contingency plan for future storms, a dozen officers are learning how to get into locked cars, prep vehicles for towing and operate the trucks.
Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said the man, whose identity was not released, struck a utility pole at an intersection.
On the street in Brooklyn Heights a sanitation crew struggled to pull out one of its snow removal vehicles. The tug of war against the snow ended with the front end loader smashing into a parked SUV.
A 7-year-old boy is dead after he was struck by an MTA vehicle while crossing a street with his pregnant mother in East Harlem Friday morning, police said.