Alvin Fuster, a 43-year-old Bronx man from Hunts Point was speeding west on E. 222nd St. in Baychester early Saturday morning when his BMV was hit by a Dodge Avenger traveling north on Eastchester Road, according NY Daily News (4.18.15).
Fuster was traveling at a high speed when his vehicle was struck, and the force of the impact coupled with his speeding, caused his car to spiral off the road and strike a utility pole. Fuster was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center where he died 30 minutes later from his injuries. The three women inside the car that stuck Fuster, ranging in age from 20-25 years old, were taken to Montefiore Medical Center suffering minor injuries.
Though speed played a factor, investigators are trying to determine if Fuster ran a spotlight in his haste.
This crash was the second horrific accident in the city Saturday morning. In Brooklyn, three people are in critical condition after speeding on Flatbush Ave. at 100 mph when their car crashed into the rear of a Walgreens truck near Kings Highway in Flatlands.
The impact of the crash was so intense that it completely obliterated the front end of the sedan and severed the truck’s rear tires. Firefighters had to cut two of the passengers out of the wreck and the third was able to get out on his own. The three victims, clinging to life, were taken to Brookdale University, and the truck driver was treated for minor injuries.
Speeding is the leading cause of car accidents often resulting in fatal outcomes. Speeding reduces a driver’s ability to safely steer around curves or objects on the road, lengthens the distance needed to safely stop a vehicle, and increases the distance a vehicle travels while the driver reacts to a dangerous situation. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), in 2011, motor vehicle accidents accounted for over 35,000 deaths.