Reckless driving was a factor in multiple deadly crashes in New York City that occurred at the end of last week.
- The first accident occurred Friday early morning, around 2:30 am when a 23 year old driver identified as Ravinder Singh who was drunk behind the wheel killed his 29 year old passenger Harjot Singh, in a wrong way crash on the Brooklyn-Queens-Expressway. The driver is now facing several charges including criminally negligent homicide and drunk driving. (read more in the NY Daily News)
- A few hours later. around 6:30 am another deadly wrong way accident occurred, involving a car and an ambulance that was transporting a victim that was previously hit by another car (see previous blog). The victim, a mother of two young children, died and several EMS members were injured and hospitalized.
- Also on Friday, around 2:00 pm, a man riding a e-scooter died and 4 other people were injured in a chain reaction crash. The accident occurred at the intersection of Avenue L and 17th Street in Midwood, Brooklyn. A e-scooter and a car collided, then the car jumped the curb and hit a traffic light pole which then crashed on the car. The e-scooter driver died. The driver of the car as well as two 16 year old passengers suffered personal injury and were transported to the hospital. They are in stable condition. The car involved in the accidents had multiple speeding and red-light tickets over the last year according to “How’s my driving” (read more in AMNY).
- Early Sunday morning a young driver lost control of his vehicle while heading north on the Clearview Expressway and hit the central guardrail, his car then careened on the other side of the highway and struck a tree. A picture of the accident suggests that the driver might have been speeding. He died at the scene of the accident while his passenger, a man in his 20ies was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.