Four car crash involving off-duty NYPD Lieutenant and FDNY EMT leaves 4 injured: police sources

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WHITESTONE, Queens — An off-duty NYPD Lieutenant crashed into three cars, throwing a 22-year-old woman 23 feet over a wall, leaving her in serious condition.

Before 5 a.m. Saturday, Samantha Maloney, 22, of Lindenhurst, was allegedly driving drunk when she crashed into a wall on the northbound side of the Whitestone Expressway near Grand Central Parkway, police said.

After she crashed and disabled her 2014 Nissan, she called a friend, police sources say. Maloney's friend arrived shortly after in a 2015 Dodge.

An FDNY EMT, 24, assigned to Battalion 49 in Astoria, came on the scene and pulled in front of Maloney's car in a 2009 Chevrolet, police sources say.

A 2013 Jeep Cherokee driven by an off-duty NYPD Lieutenant hit the Dodge belonging to Maloney's friend, throwing her 23 feet over the side of the wall, according to police sources.

The off-duty Lieutenant was given a breathalyzer and passed, police sources say.

Maloney's friend was taken to New York Presbyterian Queens in serious condition. The three others suffered minor injuries.

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