Ognibene was driving home and called the E.M.S. workers himself, she said. He was in a facility in Forest Hills and is being transferred to a Manhattan hospital later today.
A former council member, Ognibene ran for “re-election” in a special election last year, but was was defeated.
The extent of the medical attention needed will be determined shortly, she said.
“So far, everything is good,” she said.