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Mother Killed, Daughter Injured in New York Crash

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Grant Hill1 year ago


According to PIX 11, a College Point man drove through a stop sign last Sunday and hit a crossing vehicle, killing a mother and injuring her daughter.

Details of the Fatal Collision

Jairam Budhu, 58, was speeding through a stop sign at over 60 mph when he collided with Zaalika Rasool, 40, and her nine-year-old daughter. Budhu hit three other vehicles before fleeing the scene.

Budhu was driving on a suspended license at the time, and when police found him he was drinking outside.

Rasool, and her daughter, were thrown from the vehicle, and Rasool was killed. Her daughter is hospitalized with serious injuries including head trauma.

National Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 32,719 people were killed in auto accident in 2013.
  • Of those killed:
  • An additional 2,313,000 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013.


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