Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Major Car Crash in Cord Meyer

Thanks to the Queens Central Forums for this one. . .

At least 2 people are dead after a serious car accident in Forest Hills on the east bound Grand Central Parkway service road involving two cars, CBS 2 HD has learned. Emergency service crews responded to 69th Road just after 6 a.m. Two people were pronounced dead on the scene, while a third passenger is in very critical condition. One of the two cars involved in the crash, an acura, carrying a man and a woman, was split in half, and mangled debris scattered all over the road. The passengers in the Acura were killed immediately, an EMS official said. The car that struck the Acura was a black Mercedes-Benz. The driver of the vehicle was transported to Bellevue Hospital.

Judging by the location, I would guess that someone tried to beat a light. My guess is it's the Mercedes since the other car was split in two, killing the passengers. You wouldn't have enough speed off the light to cause that damage. But maybe it was just someone wasn't paying attention and ran a light.

One day, there'll be red light cameras across the city. Anything that inconveniences drivers in Forest Hills is a great thing.