Dirt bike driver killed in crash at East 188th Street, Third Avenue

Originally published: March 21, 2014 6:12 PM
Updated: March 22, 2014 8:12 AM

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THE BRONX – The driver of a dirt bike is dead after striking a car at the intersection of East 188th Street and Third Avenue Friday afternoon.

Police say the man was driving his dirt bike in the street alongside a Toyota sedan. The Toyota driver made a left turn and dirt bike crashed into it, sending the driver flying from his seat. The bike continued down the street, hitting two people on the sidewalk.

The dirt bike driver was taken to Saint Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The two pedestrians were treated for their injuries and are expected to be OK.

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Officials say it is illegal to drive a dirt bike on city streets.

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Dirt bike driver hit, killed in crash at East 188th Street, 3rd Avenue

Originally published: March 21, 2014 6:12 PM
Updated: March 22, 2014 8:12 AM

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THE BRONX – The driver of a dirt bike is dead after striking a car at the intersection of East 188th Street and Third Avenue Friday afternoon.

Police say the man was driving his dirt bike in the street alongside a Toyota sedan. The Toyota driver made a left turn and dirt bike crashed into it, sending the driver flying from his seat. The bike continued down the street, hitting two people on the sidewalk.

The dirt bike driver was taken to Saint Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The two pedestrians were treated for their injuries and are expected to be OK.

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Dirt Biker Killed, Pedestrians Injured In Bronx Accident

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police said a man was killed Friday when he crashed an unregistered dirt bike while trying to pass a car in the Bronx.

Two pedestrians were struck and injured in the process.

Around 3 p.m., police were dispatched to 188th Street and Third Avenue in the Bronx, where they found the dirt biker – a 25-year-old man – at the scene with severe trauma.

Police said the man had been riding the uninsured dirt bike as he tried to pass a Toyota sedan on the driver’s side as the car turned left.

The two vehicles collided and the man was thrown from the bike, which continued traveling. The unmanned bike went on to strike an 85-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man standing at the intersection.

All of the victims were transported to St. Barnabas Hospital, where the biker was pronounced dead, and the pedestrians’ conditions were listed as stable, police said.

The driver of the Toyota remained at the scene and did not request medical attention, police said.

The NYPD Highway District Collision Investigation Squad was sent to the scene and was investigating Friday night.

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Bronx couple survives terrifying fall off Bruckner Expressway

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A Bronx couple is counting their blessings after they survived a terrifying car accident Monday afternoon.

All the snow and ice on the ground helped catapult their vehicle off the Bruckner Expressway and down onto a roadway 50 feet below.

Miraculously, Carlos Broadbelt and Luz Cruz, both 54, survived the heart-stopping fall with only minor injuries.

The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. near Brush Avenue in the Unionport section.

Police say Broadbelt swerved to avoid a road hazard, possibly a pot hole, and hit an icy snowbank, sending the red Toyota Matrix careening off the elevated roadway and crash landing onto the Bruckner Service Road.

The accident crushed the car, but police were able to pull the victims free.

The couple was taken to Jacobi Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Considering how far they fell, it is truly incredible that they are still alive. A neighbor described them as helpful and friendly, and a walking miracle.

“They must have an angel with them, because that is amazing that they were able to leave the accident without any harm,” neighbor Gabriel Cesar said. “I wish them the best, and I hope to see them soon.”

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Couple Survive As Car Plunges Off Cross Bronx Expressway Overpass

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two people survived after the car they were in plunged 50 feet off a Cross Bronx Expressway overpass Monday, landing on a service road below.

The accident took place around 3:30 p.m. near Brush Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard in the Unionport section of the Bronx.

The driver lost control of the Toyota Matrix, careened over the barrier and onto the road below, police said.

Carlos Broadbelt, 54, and his wife, Raquel, were pulled from the crunched metal and glass, CBS 2′s Dave Carlin reported. Both were injured, but not critically.

Carlin spoke to the couple’s relatives, who were amazed and grateful their loved ones had survived.

“I was thinking how they were OK (despite) the way the car looked (and) how they landed,” said Henry Peavey Jr., their nephew.

The aftermath of an accident on the Bruckner Expressway on Feb. 10, 2014. (credit: Instagram/Elinova)

The aftermath of an accident on the Bruckner Expressway on Feb. 10, 2014. (credit: Instagram/Elinova)

Raquel’s brother, Miguel Cruz, said he was told Carlos Broadbelt was trying to avoid a massive pothole.

“There was a hole or something and he tried to weave. … The car just flew,” Cruz said.

Doctors are keeping the couple, who are both nurses, hospitalized at Jacobi Medical Center overnight for observation. Raquel complained of severe chest pains, Carlin reported.

Carlos Broadbelt was driving when his car plunged off the Cross Bronx Expressway on Feb. 10, 2014.

Carlos Broadbelt was driving when his car plunged off the Cross Bronx Expressway on Feb. 10, 2014.

Doctors told Carlin they have never seen a car accident quite like it — not only that those inside survived it, but remaining alert and literally walked away from it.

A third person who was on the ground below was hit with debris from the flying vehicle. Doctors described those injuries as minor.

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Couple Survives As Car Plunges Off Cross Bronx Expressway

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two people survived after the car they were in plunged 50 feet off the Cross Bronx Expressway on Monday, landing on a service road below.

The accident took place around 3:30 p.m. near Brush Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard in the Unionport section of the Bronx.

The driver lost control of the Toyota Matrix, careened over the barrier and onto the road below, police said.

Carlos Broadbelt, 54, and his wife, Raquel, were pulled from the crunched metal and glass, CBS 2′s Dave Carlin reported. Both were injured, but not critically.

Carlin spoke to the couple’s relatives, who were amazed and grateful their loved ones had survived.

“I was thinking how they were OK (despite) the way the car looked (and) how they landed,” said Henry Peavey Jr., their nephew.

The aftermath of an accident on the Bruckner Expressway on Feb. 10, 2014. (credit: Instagram/Elinova)

The aftermath of an accident on the Bruckner Expressway on Feb. 10, 2014. (credit: Instagram/Elinova)

Raquel’s brother, Miguel Cruz, said he was told Carlos Broadbelt was trying to avoid a massive pothole.

“There was a hole or something and he tried to weave. … The car just flew,” Cruz said.

Doctors are keeping the couple, who are both nurses, hospitalized at Jacobi Medical Center overnight for observation. Raquel complained of severe chest pains, Carlin reported.

Carlos Broadbelt was driving when his car plunged off the Cross Bronx Expressway on Feb. 10, 2014.

Carlos Broadbelt was driving when his car plunged off the Cross Bronx Expressway on Feb. 10, 2014.

Doctors told Carlin they have never seen a car accident quite like it — not only that those inside survived it, but remaining alert and literally walked away from it.

A third person who was on the ground below was hit with debris from the flying vehicle. Doctors described those injuries as minor.

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Car sails off Bruckner Expressway in the Bronx

Three people were injured Monday afternoon when a car sailed off the Bruckner Expressway and crashed on a busy service road below, authorities said.

The vehicle crashed onto Brush Ave. in the Unionport section of the Bronx at 3:12 p.m., officials said.

Two people had minor injuries and another person suffered serious injuries, authorities said. The three accident victims were taken to Jacobi Hospital, officials said.

It is not yet known what caused the car to careen off the expressway.

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10-car crash stalls Major Deegan, blamed on ice

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Black ice created troubles all over the roads Thursday morning and was blamed for a 10-vehicle crash that shut down the southbound Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx.

At least two people were injured, but both are expected to survive.

The chain-reaction accident happened just before the Van Cortlandt Park exit.

Motorists were slamming on their brakes as the highway slowed down but were unable to stop and slammed into the vehicle in front of them.

Drivers were rear-ended and also suffered damage to the fronts of their cars, leaving them immobile on the roadway. Each had to be towed off the highway.

All three southbound lanes were closed, and delays stretched all the way back to Westchester County. Residential roads were also cluttered as drivers tried tried to find alternate routes to work.

The northbound lanes were also backed up, as emergency vehicles clogged the road.

In total, traffic was at a standstill for 90 minutes before the scene was cleared.

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2 hurt in 10-car pileup on the southbound Major Deegan Expressway


Originally published: January 23, 2014 7:35 AM
Updated: January 23, 2014 11:05 AM

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THE BRONX – At least two people were hurt in a serious multi-car pileup on the southbound side of the Major Deegan Expressway.

At least 10 cars were involved in the accident between exits 10 and 11 just before 6:30 a.m.

Chopper 12 flew over the scene as the entire roadway was shut down, bringing traffic to a screeching halt. The roadway reopened soon after, but with severe delays backing up well into Westchester County.

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One of the drivers involved told News 12 that black ice was to blame for the chain reaction crash.

Several of the wrecked vehicles were towed to Autorama Enterprises on Butler Place in the Bronx.

For extended Chopper 12 footage over the 10-car pileup, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612. 

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