UWS CRASH UPDATE: 4-Year-Old Victim Identified As Ariel Russo

DNAinfo has identified the 4-year-old victim of this morning’s Upper West Side crash as Ariel Russo. Per DNA: Upper West Side neighbors of the grandmother described her and little Ariel as inseparable, taking frequent walks with one another. “The family went everywhere together. They were always together,” said Shirley Williams, the tenants association president of [...]

UWS CRASH UPDATE: Teenage Driver Fleeing Police Kills 4-Year-Old Girl At Amsterdam & 97th

UPDATE 3:10 pm: 4-Year-Old Victim Identified As Ariel Russo It’s been about six hours since the tragic incident at Amsterdam & 97th this morning. Various news outlets are still reporting slightly different details, but this much is clear: A 4-year-old girl was killed and her grandmother seriously injured when they were struck by an SUV [...]

Photo Of Smashed SUV From This Morning’s Upper West Side Crash

UPDATE 2:20 pm: Teenage Driver Fleeing Police; 4-Year-Old Confirmed Dead, Grandmother Seriously Injured UPDATE 3:10 pm: 4-Year-Old Victim Identified As Ariel Russo Details are still coming in about the accident at 97th & Amsterdam this morning that has reportedly killed a little girl and critically injured an adult with her. A reader who preferred to [...]

UPDATE: Woman & Child Hit By SUV On UWS; Child Reportedly Killed & Teen Driver In Police Custody

UPDATE 10:50 am: Photo Of Smashed SUV From This Morning’s Upper West Side Crash UPDATE 2:20 pm: Teenage Driver Fleeing Police, 4-Year-Old Confirmed Dead UPDATE 3:10 pm: 4-Year-Old Victim Identified As Ariel Russo Additional news is starting to come in regarding the accident at 97th & Amsterdam this morning. Different outlets have different details, but [...]

DEVELOPING: 3-Year-Old Hit By Car On UWS At Amsterdam & 97th

UPDATE 9:34 am: Just saw tweets from @NYCityAlerts and @NYScanner indicating three people were hit by the car (including the child) @NYCityAlerts: West 97 St & Amsterdam Ave. 3 pedestrians struck by a vehicle, 1 child removed in critical condition. NYPD Hwy CIS requested. @NYScanner: West 97 St & Amsterdam Ave 3 Pedestrian Struck 1 [...]

UWS Photo Of The Day: Flipped Over SUV On Broadway

Scary scene on Broadway yesterday afternoon, where an SUV flipped over in the northbound lanes between 111th & 112th. MUW reader @COADYphD sent in the photo above along with this note: The woman driving had a cut on her forehead. People were helping others inside crawl out. It was around 4PM. Thankfully, it seems like [...]

Pair Of Weekend “Person vs. Car” Crashes On UWS Leave One Injured & One Dead; Police Searching For Hit & Run Driver

A pair of “person vs. car” traffic accidents on the UWS over the weekend left a pizza delivery man seriously injured and a 75-year-old pedestrian dead. The fatality is being treated as a hit-and-run and police are searching for a suspect.

21-Year-Old Male Hit By Car In Early AM Accident

UPDATE 5/21: New details emerge; Victim apparently hurled himself from a moving taxi Not many details on this, but DNAinfo reports a 21-year-old man was struck by a car at Columbus & 72nd early this morning. The accident occurred around 5:00 am and the victim was taken to the hospital in “traumatic arrest.”

UWS Photo Of The Day: Flipped Over Car On Riverside Drive

Scary photo from MUW reader Amy, who sent this in just a little while ago. The accident took place on Riverside Drive & 113th. No word on injuries, although @Breaking911 reports “all occupants out of the vehicle.”

UWS Photo Of The Day: Taxi Crash At Broadway & 86th

Click for full-size photos Yet another taxi crash on the Upper West Side — the third in five days (previous coverage here & here). This most recent accident took place at Broadway & 86th last night, I think shortly after 8:00 pm.