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Man Just Released From Mental Ward Dies In Stolen SUV Crash In Brighton Beach

Source: mikey k via flickr
Source: mikey k via flickr

A 43-year-old man rammed a stolen SUV into the support pillars holding up the Q train at West Brighton Avenue and West 2nd Street in Brighton Beach, killing himself and injuring his girlfriend. The New York Daily News is reporting that the victim was just released from the mental ward of Coney Island Hospital (2601 Ocean Parkway) days prior to the accident.

The Daily News provided more details to this peculiar story which happened early yesterday morning, at 2 a.m.:

The man, whose name was not immediately available, died at the scene. His girlfriend, who was in the back seat of the stolen vehicle, was brought to Lutheran Medical Center with a black eye, sources said.

The SUV’s owner did not know the vehicle was missing until contacted by police after the accident, sources said.

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  1. Judging from the cars parked on my block, it’s amazing how many people commute from Illinois, Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania every day.

  2. You forgot Delaware. Southern Brooklyn is obviously the borough of choice for all of those hard working Delaware car dealers.

  3. How come nobody express their concerns how insurance companies
    collect and increase their premiums to drivers for no good reason. My car was
    total during Sandy storm not only I had to pay discount deductible instead of
    $1000 crooks gave me a break I had to pay only $500 and when I did get my
    replacement car my premium went up regardless…this just one case how they scam

  4. So I say stop bothering people with non sense….people just trying to make it…..i am not bothered with who has out of state plates…If I had that opportunity I would do it too….damn these crooks aka insurance companies


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