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Corrections officer steps in to aid Grand Central crash victims
By timesledger.com- Mark Hallum
Published: 08/11/2017

A hero has emerged from the rubble of a tragic July 16 accident that killed a 16-year-old boy and injured several others on the Grand Central Parkway. CNG

City Department of Correction Officer Keith Phillip was on his way to work on Rikers Island that Sunday morning when the southeast Queens resident came across the wreck near 188th Street. He quickly took action, utilizing his skills as a former emergency worker to help the survivors.

“I was going to work for my 8 o’clock tour,” Phillip said. “Right as I got onto the highway, I saw a massive pile-up. As I’m driving, I automatically pulled over without even hesitating and ran across the highway. I saw a lady in her Mercedes Benz flipped over on the driver’s side and she was banging on the rearview glass.”

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