You are reading

Driver Killed on BQE in Maspeth Monday: NYPD

BQE near where the collision occurred, pictured here in August 2018 (Google Maps)

March 24, 2020 By Allie Griffin

A 35-year-old man was killed in a car crash on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway yesterday.

Jesse McCalip, of Staten Island, died of his injuries after his 2020 Hyundai Elantra was struck by another vehicle and slid along the concrete wall of the expressway near Exit 39 – Queens Boulevard at about 8:45 p.m. Monday, police said.

Arriving officers found McCalip pinned inside the Elantra with severe body trauma. The FDNY got him out of the car and EMS rushed him to NYC Health & Hospitals Elmhurst, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

McCalip was attempting to merge into the far right lane of the eastbound BQE when his vehicle was struck by a 2017 Dodge Charger. The Charger hit the rear of the Elantra, causing it to slide along the concrete wall until it spun around in the opposite direction of traffic, according to the NYPD Highway District’s investigation.

The 20-year-old driver of the Charger remained at the scene and was not injured, police said.

There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

email the author: [email protected]


Click for Comments 

I witnessed the same, some drivers got careless with less traffic. Traffic accident is not less dangerous than Covid19 virus!


I have no information about this accident but an observation based on recent driving in NYC: many drivers seeing less traffic on the road are speeding, open road is a temptation and I have passed numerous accidents on seemingly light traffic..rear end & loss of control accidents.


Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Maspeth woman charged with DUI after slamming SUV into school crossing guard: NYPD

A Maspeth woman was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and other crimes after she slammed her SUV into a school crossing guard on Tuesday afternoon.

Police from the 104th Precinct responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Eliot Avenue and 71st Street at around 3 p.m. on Sept. 26. Upon their arrival, officers found the 63-year-old woman lying on the roadway with trauma to her head. EMS responded to the scene and rushed the crossing guard to Elmhurst Hospital in critical but stable condition, according to the NYPD.

MTA providing shuttle from 7 train to traveling Vietnam War Memorial replica in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Sep. 26, 2023 By Bill Parry

The MTA is working with the NYC Department of Veterans’ Affairs to provide shuttle bus service between the Mets-Willets Point 7 train station and Flushing Meadows Corona Park for all those wishing to visit the “The Wall that Heals,” a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., that honors the more than three million Americans who served in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam conflict.