A multi vehicle accident on the Cross Bronx Expressway in the early morning commute has taken the lives of three people, injuring five others, three seriously, in the Bronx Tuesday morning.
The accident happened in the northbound lanes at Webster Avenue involving two tractor-trailers, a car, and a pickup truck. The chain reaction accident fist started when one of the trucks stopped abruptly in the middle of the highway. A Ford pickup truck stopped immediately behind that 18-wheeler. Then a second 18-wheeler traveling in the same direction, failed to stop hitting both the Ford pickup truck and also a Toyota Corolla.
The Toyota Corolla ended up on the center divider of the highway, and the pickup truck was wedged under the second tractor-trailer.
Three of the five people inside the pickup truck were pronounced dead at the scene. Two have been identified as 51-year-old Henry Walker, of Livingston, New Jersey, and 21-year-old Khalil Walker, of Tobbyhanna, Pennsylvania.
Today heaven gained two more angels. My brother Hank and my nephew Khalil. I am heartbroken. My heart is with the Walker-Wade family. I’m completely speechless and I hurt beyond what any words could ever convey. RIP Hank and Khalil.
The driver of the Toyota was also seriously hurt, while two occupants of the second tractor-trailer suffered non life-threatening injuries.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
Paul Ajlouny New York Car Accident Lawyer has been practicing personal injury law for over 30 years and weighs in on this horrific Bronx accident. “The Bronx Cross Expressway has been considered one of the most dangerous intersections in new York. Suggesting that no one should be driving in New York City. Combine stop and go traffic, poor weather conditions combined with an early morning heavy commute and you have a very deadly cocktail” suggests Paul Ajlouny. “Today’s tragic accident involved more than one vehicle. According to the driver of one tractor-trailer it was difficult to stop — in the blink of an eye a deadly chain reaction occurred. ” say’s Mr.Ajlouny.
Dangerous Intersections in NY:
1. Bronx, NY: Cross Bronx Expressway/I-95 at Bronx River Parkway
2. Bronx, NY: Cross Bronx Expressway/I 95 at I-895/Sheridan Expressway
3. Bronx, NY: Cross Bronx Expressway/I-95 at White Plains Rd
4. New York City, NY: Harlem River Drive at 3rd Ave
The U.S. National Traffic Safety Administration reports that a car accident occurs once every 60 seconds. This adds up to 6 million crashes a year. Of these car accidents almost 1/3 involved multi vehicle accidents.