An accident left a minivan a charred shell of metal and broken glass, but thanks to the actions of a Good Samaritan, Jennifer Vasquez and her 2-month-old son Raphael were rescued from the vehicle with no serious injuries.
Police arrested the driver on an outstanding warrant for another matter. He was also issued a summons for careless driving.
Five-year-old Landon, two-year-old Lance and 11-month-old Laianna were killed nearly two weeks ago when their mother loaded them into a minivan and drove it into the Hudson.
The mother of four was buried without the three children she killed at the request of their father — who did not attend her funeral.
Armstrong posted on her Facebook page a half hour before the murder-suicide: “I’m so sorry everyone forgive me please for what I’m gonna do… This is it!”
The suicidal mother who loaded her four children into a minivan and drove it into the Hudson River cryptically announced her intention, seeking forgiveness in a Facebook message just before the fatal plunge.
Police said she let a fourth child, a 10-year-old boy, out of the minivan before driving it off the dock. The child told firefighters his mother had killed herself and his brothers and sister.
Late Tuesday night firefighters in upstate New York said a mother drove a minivan into the Hudson River after a dispute at home, killing herself and her three young children, ages 5, 2 and 11 months.
According to police, what happened in Elmont, Long Island could have been much worse.
Bishop Simon White, his wife and four other church leaders were killed when the van they were riding in blew a tire and rolled over on the New York State Thruway.
There were prayers and tears on Sunday night at the Bronx Church that lost its bishop, his wife and four others members in a tragic crash on the New York State Thruway.
At least six people have died and more were injured when a minivan carrying members from a church crashed on the New York State Thruway, about five miles north of the Woodbury Common shopping mall.