Bob Simon Killed In West Side Highway Crash
Award winning CBS 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon was killed in a car crash on the West Side Highway in Manhattan. He was 73.
According to the NYPD, Simon was a passenger in a Lincoln Town car livery cab that was traveling south on 12th Avenue when the driver, struck the driver’s side of a 2003 Mercedes Benz, which had been stopped at a red light at 30th Street. Police say, “After the initial collision, the Lincoln Town car careened into metal stanchions separating the north and south bound traffic.”
According to the NY Post reports, “Cops had to cut off the top of the Lincoln to free Simon and the driver, who, according to a law enforcement sources, was treated for a possible heart attack by EMTs.” The driver of the Mercedes told the Post, “[The livery cab driver] swerved into me/ He hit me and he looked like he lost control of the car.”
No arrests have been made yet and the NYPD is still investigating.