NBCNewYork.com reported on a weekend accident between an eighteen-wheeler and two stopped passenger vehicles on the New York State Thruway in the Hudson Valley, causing multiple deaths and injuries to a New York City family.
A 14-year-old boy, 10-year-old girl, and a 47-year-old woman, all Bronx residents, were back seat passengers in a 2012 Honda Accord that was rammed by a tractor-trailer on the Thruway. All of the backseat passengers were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred at 8:30 p.m. Sunday near Kingston.
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A 61-year-old Quebec-based tractor-trailer driver was headed southbound on the Thruway when he came upon stopped traffic. He attempted to avoid a collision but slammed into the Honda’s rear end, knocking it into the rear passenger side of a 2007 Kia Sedona minivan, then around 500 feet forward and off the southbound part of the roadway.
The Honda and the Kia were both occupied by members of the same family on an outing. In addition to the three fatalities, the driver and front-seat passenger of the Honda, as well as two passengers from the Kia, were treated for minor injuries at a local hospital, while another Kia passenger was airlifted to Albany Medical Center with more serious injuries.