Wagswoofs – A two-car crash early on New Year’s Day killed five people on a part of the Cross Island Parkway in Queens that locals call the “dead man’s curve,” according to the police.
Police say that the terrible accident happened around 6 a.m. when a Mazda sedan going north on the highway hit a curb “at a high rate of speed.”
Then, police and sources say, a man driving a Honda in the same way hit the Mazda near Exit 36S.
Authorities and sources say that four adults who were in the Mazda were thrown out and declared dead at the scene.
Police and sources say the fifth person was found under the Mazda and was also declared dead.
According to sources, three of the occupants were aged between 23 and 33, while the ages of the remaining individuals are currently unknown.
The Honda driver was transported to New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital in stable condition, according to authorities.
According to CBS-TV News, Rod Snedecor, a resident of the area, referred to the curve as a “dead man’s curve.” He emphasized that it has always been a tight curve and has been the site of numerous accidents.
A resident from the neighborhood described the fatal accident as a “terrible tragedy.”
According to Mie DiMarco, a resident in the area, this particular bend has always been a concern. DiMarco believes that drivers often underestimate the sharpness of the turn, causing them to approach it at high speeds.
The crash is currently being investigated by the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad, and no arrests have been made at this time.
According to news reports, the perilous bend in the road has claimed lives in the past.
According to the Queens Chronicle, two motorcyclists lost their lives in April 2020 after they were unable to navigate a turn. These tragic incidents occurred just three days apart.
On April 28, 2020, Kevin Stout, aged 57, was riding his black Harley-Davidson northbound near Exit 36S when he unfortunately lost control of his bike. As a result, he collided with the median and was tragically thrown to his death. This information was reported by the outlet.
Just three days ago, Richard Holt, an NYPD police officer, was on his way to work when a drag racing car hit the back of his bike, causing him severe injuries.
Holt was pronounced dead later at New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital, according to the outlet’s report.
According to Patch, a 2013 Triumph motorcyclist was tragically killed at Exit 36 in June 2018. The rider was thrown from his bike shortly before 1:30 a.m.