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Cross Bronx Expressway Fatal Chain Reaction Crash

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.

Cross Bronx Expressway Crash

Cross Bronx Expressway Tractor-trailer crash kills 3, injures 5

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.

Hank Walker and Khalil Walker.

Hank Walker and Khalil Walker Killed in early morning chain reaction MVA

The identity of the third man has not been released pending family notification. Two other victims were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in serious condition.

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

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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.



Weekend Hit-And-Runs In NYC

Over the weekend, three people have  died in the hit-and-run incidents.

Sunday a car struck a pedestrian at Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

The driver ran a red light and hit a man crossing Fifth Avenue and fled the scene, according to NYPD

The man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

This accident was one of many hit-and-run crashes across the city over the weekend.

  • A Brooklyn crash, according to NYPD to the life of Besik Shenglia who was hit by an unidentified vehicle on 111st Street in Ozone Park, Queens.
  • On Sunday, Jose Contreras was struck and killed by a SUV near the entrance of the Cross Bronx Expressway at Webster Avenue in the Tremont section of the Bronx. The SUV kept going, police said. Contreras was taken to Saint Barnabas Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
  • In the SoHo, a 30-year-old man was struck and seriously injured at 568 Broadway near Prince Street around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
  • In Queens, a 22-year-old woman was hit by a car at Guy Brewer Boulevard and 119th Avenue in South Jamaica.

Paul Ajlouny, New York car accident lawyer weighs in , “It never ceases to amaze me how anyone can hit someone with their car just keep driving off.  Leaving the scene of an accident is just plain stupid.  You will only make matters worse for yourself!” Paul Ajlouny said.

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In 2014 the City Council passed a bill fining hit-and-run drivers up to $10,000 and possible jail time.

Mayor Bill de Blasio Vision Zero initiative is in place in order to reduce traffic fatalities, and says it’s working. Is it? After this tragic weekend, makes us wonder.

Statistics show that there were a shocking 4,000 hit-and-run crashes that resulted in serious injury or death in 2015.

Pedestrian Saftey New York

In New York Call to Improve Pedestrian Safety Is Renewed

Here’s some free advice New York:

  • Drivers Slow Down.
  • Don’t Drink and Drive.
  • Pedestrians Look Both Ways
  • Never, ever leave the scene of an accident.


Drunk Driver Kills Women In Bronx

New Year’s Fatal Crash

Pamela Pimental, 27, A young woman was killed yesterday morning in the Parkchester, Bronx after a drunk driver struck the livery cab she was riding in. The driver, Hernan Vega, was arrested.

January 1, a collision at Cross Bronx Expressway and Rosedale Avenue. According to police the 2004 Mercury Marquis livery cab had been at the intersection, facing westbound on the Cross Bronx Expressway Service Road and waiting for a red light, when a 2011 Dodge Charger going west on the CBE struck the cab from behind.

livery cab passenger killed

Drunk Driver Kills Livery Cab Passenger in the Bronx.

The livery cab passenger was pronounced dead at Jacobi Hospital while the 54-year-old driver was taken to Einstein Hospital in stable condition.

The Charger’s driver, Hernan Vega, was also taken to Jacobi Hospital—and he was charged with vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Two passengers in Vega’s Dodge Charger, a 37-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man, were also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Paul Ajlouny, New York car accident attorney, weighs in on this tragic accident, “There’s no excuse for such a tragic accident. That drunk driver never once considered the dangers of getting behind the wheel intoxicated.

Never once considered what he could lose driving drunk, let alone killing someone. Just senseless and tragic at the cost of a young women’s life. condolences to the young women’s family.” Say’s Mr.Ajlouny.

Breaking, Car Accident Bronx Expressway

Five people were injured in a car accident Saturday morning on the Cross Bronx Expressway in Morris Heights.

The accident happened at about 10:15 a.m. near the Jerome Avenue exit when an Nissan SUV collided with a tractor trailer.

Witnesses reported women were seen screaming in the SUV after the glass on the back window shattered.

Four of the five people were rushed to Jacobi Medical Center in serious but stable condition, authorities said.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the child suffered serious injuries.


Bronx Expressway car accident. SUV collides with tractor trailer.

Bronx Expressway Car Accident

The Cross Bronx Expressway is an intricate part of New York’s mode of transportation that connects to New York’s Interstate highway stretching six lane for 8.3 miles, running through South Bronx.

The Bronx Expressway is congested with delivery vans, 18-wheelers, garbage trucks, log carriers, cement trucks and motorists just like you and me. So definitely attentive driver safety is required to get through this stretch of dangerous highway.

Dangers of the Cross Bronx Expressway

The Cross Bronx Expressway, has quite a few problems with the road that include horizontal sight distance causing vehicles to slow down, no median shoulder, a  lack of paved outside shoulders, stop and go vehicles, the need for speed, adding up to a hazardous situation if not paying 100% attention.

The Bronx Expressway is also poorly lit, the road pavement is rough and faulty. The Expressway does not offer service roads. At the street level termini of ramps, numerous turning options are available at the intersections. This, along with short weaving distances between the off-ramp/service road merge and downstream signals, creates a potential for accidents.

New York’s highway connecting through the Bronx connect to a trio of highways (Major Deegan Expressway, Bruckner Expressway, and the New England Thruway) bisected by the Cross Bronx Expressway. Four parkways (Henry Hudson, Mosholu, Bronx River, and Hutchinson River), along with the Grand Concourse, provide alternatives for north/south passenger car traffic.

There is no avoiding congestion when trying to cross between the East and West Bronx. Lest not forget the Bronx River, Bronx River Parkway, Woodlawn Cemetery, and Bronx Park while traveling through the Cross Bronx and Bruckner expressways.

That moment when your rear-ended by a tractor trailer, especially with children on board, can be traumatizing.  These types of car accidents can leave serious injury, and even fatalities.

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If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in car accident on the Cross Bronx Expressway, you need an attorney understands how dangerous the state’s roads are and has handled such serious accidents.

Call now to speak to a car accident attorney in New York if you or someone you love has been involved in a crash involving a delivery van, 18-wheeler, garbage truck, log carrier, cement truck, or another motorist.  Know your rights.



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