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Driver Killed In Collision With Box Truck Near First Calvary Cemetery

37th street and review ave

June 14, 2016 Staff Report

A driver was fatally struck by a box truck after running a stop sign in Sunnyside on Monday evening.

Police said that Bruce Lanzer, 53, was driving a four-door sedan southbound on 37th Street, when he drove through a stop sign at the intersection with Review Avenue, at the edge of First Calvary Cemetery near Greenpoint Avenue.

The 26-year-old driver of the box truck was traveling westbound on Review Avenue when he crashed into Lanzer’s car, according to the NYPD.

Lanzer suffered trauma to his body. EMS removed him to Elmhurst General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the box truck remained at the scene. There have been no arrests made at this time, but an investigation is ongoing, police said.

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Bruce was a close friend of mine. He drove through this intersection every day. He was a safe driver, he’s driven me many times. He must have had a medical issue for him to do this. Rest In Peace Brucester. Miss our talks.

Ascetic Squirrel

If he bypassed the Stop sign knowingly, I am not sorry for him. I even hope he gets fined.

Today I saw imbeciles racing their Mustangs on 39th St, I wish they too die before they kill someone else. Meanwhile if the police catches some of them and gives them steep fines it is the only way.

Lane Commander

Bad intersection because 37th St. drivers are accustomed to vehicles blocking the intersection so they tend to dart out to force westbound Review drivers to leave the intersection clear. Also westbound Review drivers are gunning it to make the Van Dam light a few hundred feet west and concentrate on the light’s seconds display counting down the seconds rather than swivel their necks to check for 37th St. drivers forcing a passage, to use a sailing term. Sad that these common behaviors which usually just end in a blown horn ended in a blown life. Cautionary warning to all of us to slow down just a bit. The immutable law of statistics tells us if you do do this 100 times you are sure to have an accident once- it could be the first time, the 100th time or anytime in between but it will happen as sure as the sun rises in the east.

Southside Johnny

I was by Vernon Blvd the other day and saw this wreck parked across from the police station. Haven’t seen a vehicle so badly damaged in quite a while.


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