NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman was killed after police say she lost control of her sport-utility vehicle and smashed into several other vehicles in the Bronx Monday afternoon.
As CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported, the path of destruction was all caught on surveillance video.
The out-of-control white SUV barreled down Boston Road in Eastchester around 2:45 p.m. Monday. It slammed into parked cars and other vehicles waiting for the traffic light at Provost Avenue.
Sheila Davis and her son, Ricky Huggins, were inside a small Mercury sedan just feet away from where the white SUV ended up on its side.
“The light was green and we was coming, and all of a sudden something went, ‘Bang!’ and knocked us over to the other lane,” Davis said.
From one camera angle, a man is seen as he begins to walk out of a building. When he sees the car coming, he quickly reacts and dashes back inside to safety.
Soon, dozens of people are seen crowding around, trying to help the driver of the car.
“The lady had her arm sticking out and they were trying to get her out — she was trapped in the car,” a witness said.
“People were yelling over here, they were asking for a knife or something to cut, because they were trying to help the person that was pinned in,” said witness Camille Worell.
Firefighters arrived minutes later and worked to free the woman from the car. The 65-year-old driver was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi, where she was pronounced dead.
Hours after the initial impact, police worked to investigate the scene and clean up the leftover debris.
Those who were left unscathed were wondering afterward about the woman who lost her life.
“We’re just lucky to be alive but somebody lost a mom, an aunt, sister — I don’t know,” Davis said. “But we’ve got to just keep praying.”
Sources told CBS2 police believe the driver suffered from a medical condition that contributed to the accident. The cause was still under investigation late Monday.