A woman is among those injured when a car exploded in her yard in the Bronx, New York, on Monday.
The woman, who is not being identified, suffered minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital, according to CBS New York.
The explosion occurred at the home of Nicholas Pascucci, 43, the homeowner.
Pascuci and his wife had just opened their front door to their home on the corner of Fifth Avenue and South Street at about 3:15 p.m. when they heard the explosion, according the New York Post.
Pescucci called his wife and told her to open the door, and he was surprised when they didn’t hear a blast, the paper reported.
The couple told authorities the home was a “bomb shelter” for the families of military personnel.
A neighbor said the couple was out of town on a fishing trip when the explosion occurred.
“They didn’t know how to open up the door and the first thing they heard was the explosion,” said a neighbor, who identified himself as Michael.
PASCUTI ISSUES WARRANT A woman who suffered minor burns to her hands after her car exploded at her home in the City of New York City, is suing the city, the insurance company that provided coverage, and the owners of a nearby gas station.
The plaintiff is claiming $7.4 million in property damage and $4.3 million in personal injuries, CBS New Yorkers reports.
The suit claims the explosion “may have caused the woman to lose her hands and feet as well as her eyes.”
The woman’s attorney, Jonathan Bresnik, told the Post the explosion was caused by a fuel leak in a nearby storage tank, and that the lawsuit is seeking a permanent injunction against the owner of the gas station where the leak occurred.
PONTOSA CITY POLICE, STATE AND MUNICIPAL LAWSUIT A man who was driving in a stolen vehicle that exploded in New York was injured in a fiery crash on Monday, authorities said.
The crash occurred around 1:15 a.m., as a truck was speeding on a state highway north of Newburgh, New Jersey, and hit the rear of a car, state police said.
A man and a woman who were in the car were killed.
The driver of the stolen truck, 27-year-old William J. Pons, was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where he died.
The victim in the crash was identified as 35-year the victim’s wife, Mary, police said in a news release.
PONS, OFTEN AN ONCE IN THE HOUSE FOR A SINFUL ATTACK The owner of a local gas station was arrested after an incident at his store that resulted in the death of his neighbor and his own injuries, the Times reported.
An unidentified suspect, identified as 24-year old Robert J. Jones, fled the scene in a black, four-door SUV and then was apprehended by police.
Jones has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, second-degree reckless endangerment and first- and second-class assault.
The Times said Jones is believed to be in the Newburgh area.
Jones’ girlfriend, 30-year her boyfriend, was also taken into custody.
Jones was arraigned on Monday on two counts each of first degree murder, reckless endangerments, second degree reckless endangerement and first class assault, the New Brunswick, New Brunswick-New Hampshire Union Leader reported.
A third person was also arrested.
Jones also faces charges in the stabbing of a man, and in the attempted murder of a woman, authorities told the Union Leader.
Jones is being held without bond.
His next court appearance is scheduled for May 23.
A woman’s life was saved by her car after it was hit by a speeding car on Interstate 91 in New Jersey.
Authorities said a woman in a car in the opposite lane of the highway in Monmouth County was traveling at 55 miles per hour when a truck hit her car.
The car had rolled and she was ejected from the vehicle.
A second car stopped to help the woman and the driver of that vehicle fled the area.
Police said they were unsure whether the man was injured or if he was arrested.
Authorities later determined that the vehicle had been struck by a car driven by the victim, and they said the suspect fled the accident scene.
The Monmouth-Lambertsville area has a population of about 1,300 people, according a county spokesman.
A fire that started on the side of a home in St. Albans, Maryland, resulted in injuries to the homeowner and a dog, police say.
The dog was not seriously hurt, but the homeowner suffered burns and was taken by helicopter to a local animal hospital.
A total of 10 people were hurt when a fire broke out on a house on the 1400 block of New Haven Avenue in Stutt