A Bay Ridge resident was killed over the weekend in a vehicle collision close to home.
According to authorities, on Saturday, Sept. 22 at around 12:45 a.m., a collision occurred at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 94th Street, after which 61-year-old Ronald Shammas was found by cops inside a 2017 Nissan Rouge, unconscious and unresponsive.
Emergency Medical Services rushed Shammas to NYU Langone-Brooklyn where he was pronounced dead.
The NYPD Highway Unit’s Collision Investigation Squad stated that Shammas was traveling eastbound on 92nd Street and, while making a right turn southbound onto Fifth Avenue, he suffered a medical episode, lost control of his vehicle and side-swiped a 2005 Nissan Murano in the northbound lane.
After striking it, Shammas continued southbound on Fifth Avenue and struck a traffic light pole located on the southwest corner of Fifth Avenue and 94th Street.
No other injuries were reported.
The Shammas family has created a GoFundMe page for the victim where all the donations will be put towards paying for his memorial service. For more information, visit www.gofundme.com/ron-shammas-memorial-fund.