New York assemblyman hurt after car theft suspect knocks him over in Queens

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Friday, June 30, 2023
NY assemblyman hurt after car theft suspect knocks him over
New York Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry is recovering after being knocked down by a suspect fleeing the scene after crashing a stolen car in Queens.

CORONA, Queens (WABC) -- A New York State assemblyman is recovering after a stolen car caused quite a scare at an event he was attending in Queens on Thursday.

Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry had just spoken at the ribbon cutting for the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Corona when a stolen silver Hyundai slammed into barricades.

Witnesses say the driver then ran from the car and knocked over the 75-year-old assemblyman.

He was rushed to the hospital in unknown condition.

Police arrested the driver at the scene. Charges against him are pending.

In a tweet on Thursday, New York Governor Kathy Hochul wished Aubry a speedy recovery.


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