Over the weekend, there were several vehicle accidents, numerous injuries but thankfully no fatalities. On Friday, a sedan got pinned underneath a tractor-trailer when the car entered the highway and tried to pass in front of the tractor-trailer. According to witnesses, the sedan got caught on the back wheel of the truck and flipped about two times before it got pinned underneath the trailer on the I-87/New York State Thruway in Yonkers. Two adults and a child inside the vehicle were hurt and taken to an area hospital.
Saturday in Lacey Township of New Jersey, a 24 year old man driving northbound on Route 539 collided head-on with a southbound sport utility vehicle. The car’s driver and a 26-year-old female passenger suffered multiple internal injuries and were flown to a nearby hospital. A toddler in the car was taken to a hospital as a precaution. The occupants in the SUV were treated at a hospital for minor injuries.
Sunday afternoon, a 90-year-old woman crashed her car into the front display windows of an Aeropostale store in the Bay Terrace shopping center on Bell Blvd. at 26th Ave in Bayside, Queens. According to authorities, no employees or customers were seriously injured in the accident. Police stated the elderly driver, accidentally hit the accelerator, which caused her car to plunge into the storefront. The driver reported pain to her right arm and a 39-year-old worker suffered minor injuries from falling glass.