From DNA Info:
A car carrying Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and two top aides was rammed on Tuesday morning by a Channel 4 news truck following Marshall to an early-afternoon tour of a Queens hospital, sources said.
Neither Marshall nor three staff members in her car were seriously injured when the TV van plowed into the car's rear bumper at Beach 35th Street and Seagirt Boulevard, said Marshall's spokesman, Dan Andrews, who was riding in the car.
Marshall's car was stopped at a red light at about 11:45 a.m. when the news van jarred the four passengers.
Marshall's car was headed at the time to St. John's Episcopal Hospital, where she was going to check the condition of the emergency room following news yesterday that nearby Peninsula Hospital will close.
Andrews admitted he may have unintentionally misled the police into thinking the accident had led to serious injuries.
When police asked Andrews if everyone in Marshall's entourage was OK, Andrews told them they were heading to the hospital. He said the cops, not knowing about Marshall's scheduled tour of St. John's, probably thought they were going to St. John's to seek medical treatment.