Reckless driving and speeding caused 6 people to die and several to be injured in multiple car accidents all over the city. On Monday early morning, around 2:00 am, a black BMW landed on the Amtrak tracks below the Henry Hudson parkway around 183rd Street. The driver lost control of the vehicle and went over the barriers of the highway. When the car landed on the tracks it exploded, killing the driver and the passenger. The police was seen at the scene investigating the accident while Amtrak published a service advisory signaling delays for the trains travelling between Pen Station and Albany.
Earlier during the week-end, on Friday night around 11:50 pm, a car driving at a high rate of speed on the Cross Bronx Expressway near Rosedale Avenue, crashed into a semi-truck that was stopped on the side of the road. The driver, a 33 year old woman was speeding westbound behind the wheel of a Mitsubishi Montero with 3 other passengers in the car. The accident occurred as the driver first tried to avoid a flat bed tow truck that had just arrived to tow the semi-truck but instead she sideswiped another car and crashed into the semi-truck. The driver and a 47 year old passenger died while a 15 year old girl as well as a 32 year old woman were injured and taken to the hospital.
3 other people were injured in a Queens car accident a few hours later after their car crashed into a street traffic pole at the intersection of 101st Ave and 115th Street in Richmond Hill. One victim, a 24 year old man, was critically injured, another 24 year old man was hospitalized but was in stable condition and the third occupant, a 23 year old man, was also in stable condition. Charges are pending against the 3 men after a gun was found at the scene of the accident.
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