Seven hearses pulled up to the Church of St. Raymond in the Bronx Friday morning carrying the bodies of seven members of the same family who were killed in a crash last weekend on the Bronx River Parkway.
Families know each other not by formal names, but by first names or nicknames. So it was with the family that lost three generations in Sunday’s crash near the Bronx Zoo.
The New York State Department of Transportation is addressing safety concerns on the Bronx River Parkway three days after a horrific accident claimed the lives of seven family members, including three children.
The New York State Federation Of Taxi Drivers has set up a relief effort that is aiming to raise $100,000. A separate effort is being undertaken by a Latino fraternity at Pace University, where a relative of the victims is a freshman.
The family was just blocks away from the home where they had planned for a family get together Sunday before their lives ended in an instant.