Tuesday, April 18, 2017 04:47AM
ROSEDALE, Queens (WABC) -- Two men are in critical condition after an under-riding collision between a car and a tractor-trailer in Queens Monday night.
Just after 6:30 p.m., near the intersection of Rockaway Boulevard and Brookville Boulevard in Rosedale, two people in a 2014 Dodge Charger were traveling west on Rockaway Boulevard.
Police said the Dodge struck an eastbound tractor-trailer making a left turn into Kennedy airport's Logistics Center on Rockaway Boulevard. The car was crushed beneath the truck as emergency crews raced to save the two men inside.
"The fire department tried to extricate the people from the car," said truck driver Mike Bogdan. "Chaotic scene, they broke the whole truck, the whole car and then they pulled them off."
The 23-year-old driver of the Dodge, from Far Rockaway, sustained head trauma and is in critical condition at Jamaica Hospital. His passenger, a 28-year-old man, also from Far Rockaway, is in critical condition.
A third vehicle, a 2016 Ford Expedition, was hit by flying debris.
The driver of the tractor-trailer and the 62-year-old driver of the Ford were uninjured.
Two seriously injured after car strikes tractor trailer near Kennedy Airport
BY Andy Mai John Annese
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, April 17, 2017, 8:52 PM
Three people were hurt, two seriously, when a sedan collided with a tractor trailer near John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens and became trapped underneath the big rig’s wheels Monday night.
The green 18-wheeler was trying to make a left into an air freight facility on Rockaway Blvd., near Guy Brewer Blvd. in Springfield Gardens, when a Dodge sedan slammed into it just after 6:20 p.m., according to witnesses.
"The car came too fast into the trailer, it was like a big bang — forget about it!" said Mike Bogdan, 49, who was driving a truck just behind the 18-wheeler.
A car went under a tractor trailer injuring three on Rockaway Blvd., near Guy Brewer Blvd. (Ken Murray /NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
Bogdan watched firefighters cut open the car to extract two of the people inside.
"There was blood on the hand, legs, the face... I'm shaken up just looking at it. The (truck) driver was in shock too."
The green 18-wheeler was trying to make a left into an air freight facility when a Dodge sedan slammed into it. (Ken Murray/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
Medics took the injured people to Jamaica Hospital, an FDNY spokesman said. The third person in the car refused medical aid at the scene, the spokesman said.