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Major Deegan Crash 5 injured

According to authorities an ambulance was involved in a three-car crash near the Major Deegan Sunday that injured six people to the hospital. The incident happened at 8:30 in the morning at West 230th Street and Bailey Avenue.

The victims were transported to Saint Barnabas Hospital in stable condition.

The accident is still under investigation.

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New York car accident lawyer, Paul Ajlouny, states “The holidays are a dangerous time for travel, and Memorial Day weekend proves to be one of the deadliest. Not to mention the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx.

Car accidents on Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx 2015-2012

Combine the holiday travel time, bad weather and speed on roads with certain potholes and you’ve got a deadly combination.”

  • On Dec 8, 2014 Authorities say a five car collision on the southbound side of the Major Deegan Expressway injured at least ten people.
  • Nov 24, 2014 – One man is dead after a single car crash on the Major Deegan Expressway. According.
  • Jan 23, 2014 – Two people were injured in a 10-car chain-reaction crash that snarled traffic on the Major Deegan Expressway Thursday morning.
  • 12/22/2013 Man Hit, Killed By SUV On Major Deegan Expressway A man was struck and killed early Sunday on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx.
  • Sep 6, 2012 – Authorities say eight people have suffered minor injuries in a wrong-way accident on the southbound Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx.
  • May 30, 2012 A three-car collision at about 8 a.m. at West 155th Street in Highbridge closed two lanes and left three people with minor injuries.
  • Feb 3, 2012 – A pregnant 16-year-old girl was killed today when the car she was a passenger in crashed in a deadly wreck on the Major Deegan Expressway
  • February 2, 2012 An out-of-control driver plowed into a concrete pillar on the Major Deegan Expressway, killing his passenger and himself and critically injuring three other occupants.

The causes of car accidents on Interstate 87/New York State Thruway (Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx)

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving, Cell Phone Usage, Texting
  • Drunk driving
  • Fatigue
  • Defective car parts
  • Poor Weather

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.

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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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