The female passenger of a livery car was killed in a fiery collision with a northbound tractor-trailer transporting trash on Central Park Avenue near the Cross County Parkway entrance ramp in New York recently. Police are investigating the cause of the accident, but it is undetermined as of yet. The livery picked the woman up in the Bronx and was seated in the rear of the livery at the time of the collision, according to the accident report. Her body was significantly damaged in the fire, and law enforcement officials had difficulty identifying her. The livery car driver and the driver of the trash hauling tractor-trailer were transported to a nearby medical center for the treatment of minor injuries. The tractor-trailer was traveling from Brooklyn to Peekskill from when it crashed into the livery car wedging in against a concrete median dividing I-87 from Central Park Avenue. The collision, which occurred in the early morning, required law enforcement officials to close the northbound New York State Thruway for more than two hours while the road was cleared of debris. The body of the female motorist was trapped in the livery vehicle for more than five hours after the crash.
As a Burlingame personal injury attorney, I am deeply saddened to hear about fatal automotive accidents, and I hope the survivors of this collision recover quickly and fully. If you have been injured in an automotive accident, please consider contacting a Burlingame car accident lawyer.