Bronx, NY – One Dead, One Injured After Cars Hurls off I-95 Overpass and Crashes into House BelowNY/NJ Legal News
The Bronx, NY (May 27, 2022) – A speeding car attempting to exit Interstate 95 in the Bronx crashed into a home in the Eastchester community, a small neighborhood near the Westchester County line, on Thursday, May 26th killing the driver and causing injuries to his passenger.
According to sources, the Mercedes-Benz was heading southbound on the interstate at about 7:00 p.m. when the driver exited at a high rate of speed causing him to lose control of his vehicle.
The Mercedes went flying off the ramp, plowed through a line of shrubbery, and landed 50 feet away from where it left the roadway, crashing against a home on Pelham Bay Park West.
The driver of the car was not wearing his seatbelt and was thrown from the car. He was pronounced at the scene by Emergency Medical Services.
The woman in the passenger seat, who was buckling up, sustained a broken leg.
The exit ramp joins the southbound lanes of the Hutchinson River Parkway to the southbound lanes of the interstate.
According to locals, this is not the first accident of its kind.
Police are working to determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Accidents in New Jersey
Car crashes can take place anywhere, at any time. There are some factors, however, that can increase the chances of a serious accident occurring. Some common examples include:
- Poor road conditions: Inclement weather, particularly ice, snow, and dense fog causing low visibility, frequently plays a role in multi-car accidents. Drivers might not see a previous accident until it is too late, or in an attempt to circumvent already-wrecked vehicles, they might brake too hard or jerk the wheel on icy or snowy roadways, both of which can cause drivers to lose control.
- Speeding: Driving above the speed limit is a common factor in all kinds of accidents and multi-vehicle crashes are no different. Speeding gives drivers less time to react and makes it harder to slow down in time or merge safely to avoid hitting other vehicles.
- Following too closely: When one vehicle follows another too closely and a rear-end accident occurs, it is unlikely that the following driver will be able to stop in time due to the insufficient amount of space in between the two cars.
- Rubbernecking: A term used to describe the act of drivers slowing down or stopping to look at police activity or an accident scene, rubbernecking is responsible for more than its fair share of accidents. This is due to drivers being distracted and taking their focus off the road. It can also cause traffic to slow down, creating conditions that are ideal for a rear-end collision.
The more parties that are involved in the accident, the more complicated it is to determine who is liable.
Our firm works hard to ensure that at-fault drivers are held accountable for their actions and that our clients are awarded the full amount of compensation they are entitled to. If you were hurt in a car accident caused by someone else’s carelessness, contact our motor vehicle collision attorneys in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.