Five people have been hospitalized following a fiery pileup involving 4 vehicles on the Belt Parkway early Monday morning.
Police from the 106th Precinct in Ozone Park responded to a 911 name of a car collision on the westbound Belt Parkway at Chohancy Avenue simply earlier than 1:30 a.m. on June 27.
A preliminary investigation decided that the drivers of a 2013 BMW 328 and a 2018 Honda Accord have been allegedly drag racing westbound within the left lane on the Belt Parkway when the Honda clipped the rear of the BMW, police mentioned. The Honda veered to the appropriate, coming to relaxation on the appropriate shoulder of the roadway, after which erupted into flames, in accordance with the NYPD. The BMW got here to a cease within the left journey lane and was plowed into by a 2017 Infiniti Q50 which additionally struck the rear of a 2007 Subaru Forester that was touring westbound within the center lane.
The motive force of the Infiniti fled the scene on foot and is being sought by the NYPD. All the different drivers and passengers remained on the scene and have been eliminated to space hospitals for therapy.
The motive force of the Honda, a 28-year-old girl, was rushed by EMS to Brookdale Hospital Medical Middle in secure situation. A 28-year-old passenger was transported by EMS to Jamaica Hospital Medical Middle in secure situation.
The motive force of the BMW, a 24-year-old man, and a 25-year-old man driving within the BMW have been each transported by EMS to Jamaica Hospital Medical Middle with extreme head trauma, the place they’re each listed in important situation, police mentioned.
The motive force of the Subaru, a 55-year-old man, was rushed to Brookdale Hospital Medical Middle the place he’s in secure situation. All westbound lanes of the Belt Parkway close to JFK Airport have been closed for hours whereas the wreckage of the 4 autos was cleared.
There have been no arrests and the NYPD’s Freeway Collision Investigation Squad continues to research.