Young Mom Dead, Eight Hospitalized After Car Crashes into Water
ROSEDALE — A young mother was killed and three passengers were hospitalized early Sunday morning after a vehicle they were riding in lost control and crashed into a body of water at the Hook Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, according to police and reports.
The victim, Dominique Jamison, 25, of Arverne, was declared dead after she was rushed with the others to Jamaica Hospital, following the 4:30 a.m. water rescue at the site of the crash, at Brookville Boulevard and Rockaway Boulevard, near a tributary of Jamaica Bay.
Jamison, the mother of a 7-month-old baby, was trapped in the submerged vehicle, and some passengers formed a human chain with passersby to try and plumb the frigid 4-foot waters to hunt for her after the car flipped into the water, the NY Post reported.
Denise Finley, 32, of Arverne, was arrested for driving the 2000 Ford Focus under the influence, and without a license, police said. She was treated, along with two other passengers, for hypothermia and injuries, the Post wrote.
Six firefighters were also injured during the rescue, suffering from a range of conditions related to the cold water exposure, including hypothermia.