Elderly Man Killed In Wrong-Way Belt Parkway Crash, 2 Others Hospitalized

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — One person is dead and two are in the hospital following a wrong-way crash in Brooklyn Thursday afternoon.

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An 84-year old man driving a Toyota Camry entered the eastbound Belt Parkway going westbound at Erskine Street shortly after 2 p.m., 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported.

1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon Reports On The Crash

Although there are wrong way signs posted at the on-ramp, the driver entered, went into the center lane and smashed into a Ford Edge, Rincon reported.  Sources said that the driver narrowly missed a first car in his path before the crash.

car crash Elderly Man Killed In Wrong Way Belt Parkway Crash, 2 Others Hospitalized

Ford Edge that was involved in the crash. (credit: Sonia Rincon, 1010 WINS)

The 84-year-old driver was killed. A passenger in his vehicle, an 82-year old female, and the driver of the Edge, a 55-year-old male, were taken to Jamaica Hospital and are both listed in stable condition.

Traffic was snarled for hours and remains slow between Rockaway Boulevard and Erksine Street.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

  • Debbie

    I believe that senior citizens over the age of 75 should be retested in the driving ability. May times I have seen cars that seem to drive themselves, until I get closer and see the little persons head. This accident is a shame. There is going to be an investigation, GET A CLUE!! He went the wrong way!!! I would have suggested to put those deflators on the way to going the wrong way, but what happens when there is an accident and drivers have to be detoured. Engineers should be able to come up with an idea, Hello they have that degree!!! Oh wait why don’t they ask a woman, chances are she would have a better idea.

  • Corporate Greed Protester

    In this instance, this 84-year-old man shouldn’t have been driving a car due to senility. I support mandatory b-annual driving tests for all drivers over 70 or 75, at that age, senility, dementia begin to set in, affecting driving ability. But the #1 reason why this may not happen, is that any politician who publically backs this, will be voted out of office by senior cititizen voting bloc, who uniformly vote on issues affecting them in very high numbers. So public safety is sacrificed by politics. Just like a CEO who gives himself a $30 million bonus tells me that my minimum wage salary should be cut to save the company money. Same thing.

    • Ester

      How this came to money or politics?
      Do you even thought that he was someone father?

    • KPMc

      “Just like a CEO who gives himself a $30 million bonus tells me that my minimum wage salary should be cut to save the company money. Same thing.”

      How in the world are you connecting those two things?

      Secondly… when has that EVER happened? Tell me one instance where a CEO has said that minimum wage was too high and their employees should be paid less than it?

      Their are legitimate issues with politics and the economy in this country but when narrow-minded, blinders on, one-way agenda people like you spout lies and nonsense it just turns off those of us in the middle that might support one of your ideas.

      Greedy billionaires on one side, lazy looking for a handout anarchist communists on the other and the rest of us decent hardworking middle class people that just want to play by the rules and get a fair shake caught in between. I am sick of all of you!

  • KPMc

    “The cause of the crash is under investigation.”


    I suggest they pursue the theory that an old man that shouldn’t be driving went the wrong way on a highway and didn’t avoid the inevitable head-on collision.

    But then again, I’m not a trained accident investigator. Wonder how much they’ll spend on that.

  • Ellie

    Speak for yourself. Grow up.

    • DanTe

      Since this c\/nt is talking to thin air. I would have to assume that it exercised it’s lib turd right to CENSOR anyone who didn’t agree with her.

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