Cross Bronx Expressway Crash Ends In Fatality
Car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life and chances are that if you haven’t been in one, you will witness at least one in your lifetime. If you do witness a car accident, keep safety first in mind. Pull over to help, but make sure that your vehicle is safely out of the way and leaves room for emergency responders. Of course, you should immediately dial 911 – seconds could count if injuries are involved. Help out if you feel it is safe to do so. You should also always wait for the police to arrive. Giving a witness statement can be important in determining what happened. Always drive defensively and keep your eye out for accidents so you don’t become part of the collision, as what happened on the Cross Bronx Expressway, as Pix 11 reports.
A five-vehicle crash that occurred early Monday morning on the Cross Bronx Expressway left one person dead and another in critical condition.
Just after 1 a.m., near Webster Avenue, the initial collision took place. Authorities said that after the initial collision, drivers got out of their vehicles to assess the damage. Several other vehicles then crashed into the initial two vehicles.
One person died at the scene of the accident. Another victim suffered from catastrophic injuries and is in critical condition. A third person suffered from serious injuries.
The deceased victim was thrown into oncoming traffic on the other side of the highway.
Initially, the crash caused all lanes to be shut down for cleanup and investigation, but the lanes were cleared, and all lanes reopened around 9 a.m.