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GoFundMe Raises Over $55K for Bangladeshi Lyft Driver Killed in Car Crash in Queens

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A GoFundMe campaign set up for a Bangladeshi Lyft driver who died after an alleged drunken driver T-boned his car in Maspeth in Queens, New York, has raised over $55,000. 

The incident: Mohammed Hossain, 47, was driving with a passenger when a Ford Explorer driven by Erik Chimborazo crashed into his Toyota RAV4 at the intersection of Fresh Pond Road and Elliott Avenue at around 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, reported WLNY.

UPDATED: NYC Man Who Lost Teeth, Suffered Brain Hemorrhage After ‘Beating’ was Actually Injured After Drinking

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Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with information from the conclusion of a police investigation debunking the individual’s initial reported claims of being beaten. It was determined that no attack took place and the incident largely stemmed from the involvement of alcohol.

A Chinese man in New York ended up in a coma after claiming to have been beaten up on the street last Friday.

Street Fight Over Parking Spot Ends With Car Crashing Into Just-Opened Asian Bakery in Queens

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A four-man brawl over a parking spot in Queens, New York escalated with one of the men trying to run over one of the attackers with his car, which eventually plunged into a newly opened bakery.

What happened: Four men got into a heated argument over a parking spot on Kissena Boulevard near Flushing’s Main Street at around 5 p.m. on Monday, according to Gothamist.

Woman Charged With Hate Crime for Brutally Attacking Muslim Family, Partner Remains at Large


A woman in Queens, New York was arrested and is facing hate crime charges after she and her partner attacked a Muslim family earlier this month.

What happened: The incident happened on Nov. 6 when 35-year-old Giselle DeJesus beat up Khaled Aly in front of his wife, Neamat Taha, and their two children outside of their home in Rego Park, Queens, according to Queens Daily Eagle.

Restaurant Worker Sparks Outrage After Allegedly Calling Asians ‘Cockroaches’

A restaurant employee in New York has come under fire after allegedly calling Asian people “cockroaches” in a local Facebook group earlier this month.

Mariesa Stewart, who works at Brian Dempsey’s American Ale House in Bayside, Queens allegedly discouraged others from buying from Chinese and Korean people, claiming that “they ruin every area they invade.”

Home Invaders in Queens Steal Nearly $10,000 from Asian Family After Raping One of the Women

A 34-year-old woman from an Asian household in Queens, New York was raped by two men during a home invasion robbery on Saturday night.  

The unnamed victim, who lives near 251st Ave. and 57th Ave. in Little Neck, was reportedly leaving her home shortly after 9 p.m. when two men suddenly forced their way inside. One of the men was reportedly wearing a black ski mask and armed with a gun, reports the NY Daily News.