BRONX, NY – According to the nypost.com, a man died in a chain reaction collision in the Bronx on Monday and another person suffered severe injuries. The collision took place at about 1:15 in the morning on the Cross Bronx Expressway.
Reports indicate that a 2012 GMC van and a 2002 Honda Civic collided in the left-hand lane. The Honda was then struck by a 2015 Mercedes-Benz, which was subsequently hit by a BMW. Police then found a Chevy Trailblazer with no one in it parked on the east of the expressway.
The person who had been operating the Chevy had exited their vehicle and was hit by another car. The driver of the Chevy died at the scene, and the vehicle that hit the man left the scene and had not yet been located or identified.
The driver of the Mercedes was identified as 22-year-old Richard Lue, a corrections officer at Rikers Island. Lue is reportedly in critical condition. He is being treated at the St. Barnabas Hospital. Another person involved in the collision was taken to the same medical facility where she was said to be in stable condition.
Chain reaction crashes involve at least three vehicles that are all involved in a collision. In many cases, a primary collision takes place, and vehicles behind the first crash are not able to slow down or come to a stop in time to avoid hitting the vehicles that were involved in the first crash. Inclement weather can make this worse because cars have more trouble slowing down and stopping when roads are slick. Drivers should avoid following too closely behind other vehicles and travel at speeds that are appropriate for the driving conditions to reduce the risk of being involved in these types of accidents.
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