A Driver Loses Control Of Their Vehicle, Kills One and Injures 6 In A Multi-Vehicle Accident
Aside from a defective part or vehicle, the majority of causes of drivers losing control of their vehicles result from driver behavior. Most times, losing control is caused by a driver’s carelessness. From distracted driving to driving too fast for conditions, there are many factors that can cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle.
Bad weather is one reason that drivers lose control. On roadways that are slick due to ice, snow, or rain, it can be easy for tires to lose traction. Speeding is another cause of loss of control. Tire failure, or a “blowout.” can cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle. Driver fatigue, intoxication, and distracted driving are also common reasons a driver may lose control.
The New York Daily News reports that a crash near Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx killed one and injured six others.
The crash occurred at about 11:20 p.m. on Sunday in the westbound lane of City Island Road near Shore Road.
According to the police, a 35-year-old male lost control of the 2010 Toyota Camry he was driving and rear-ended a 2014 Infiniti Q50 in front of him.
The impact forced the Infiniti forward into the rear of a 2008 Toyota Highlander.
The Camry kept going and crossed into the eastbound lanes, where it struck a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee head-on. This caused both cars to spin, where the Camry then hit a BMW X5.
The driver of the Camry, who was not identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. His front-seat passenger suffered from critical injuries.
Five more people, who occupied both the Infiniti and the Jeep Cherokee were also taken to area hospitals with injuries.
The occupants of the Highlander and the Cherokee all declined medical attention.