Illegal Livery Cabbie Injures Riders

Police examined the damaged Lexus following a multi-car accident on Sunday, November 19.
Photo by Aracelis Batista

A 19-year-old Brooklyn man is facing charges following a multi-vehicle accident. According to a NYPD spokesman, 43rd Precinct police officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Sunday, November 19 at 11:45 a.m. at Exit 53 White Plains Road and Castle Hill Avenue. A 32-year-old woman operating a 2013 Lexus was traveling in the far right lane eastbound on the Bruckner Expressway while a 2001 Honda Sedan driven by Brooklyn resident Quilligana Wilmer, 19, was traveling in the left lane. The Honda then merged across three lanes and struck the rear passenger side bumper of the Lexus causing the Lexus to spin out of control and strike a parked 2014 pick-up truck. Wilmer was operating his vehicle as a livery driver without a valid driver’s license. Police added Wilmer accepted $50 in exchange for dropping off four passengers including a 24-year-old man, a 24-year-old woman, a four-year-old boy and a one-year-old girl off in Brooklyn. The parked vehicle did not sustain any damage. The 24-year-old woman passenger suffered bleeding to her head. All four Honda passengers were transported to Jacobi Medical Center for treatment. Police confirmed there were no car seats for the two children in the Honda. Wilmer was taken into police custody and faces charges of reckless endangerment in the first and second degree, two counts of acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17 and reckless driving. Police added he was arrested in the 84th Precinct on sex abuse charges in May. Photo by Aracelis Batista

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