NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In the wake of a car accident that took the life of an off-duty NYPD officer, two officials are calling for changes to the off-ramp where the accident, and several others have occurred.
Bronx native Elisa Toro, 36, was driving home from her shift when her car struck a guard rail and then a cement barrier on the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge ramp just before 2 a.m. Tuesday morning. The car then overturned and slammed into a vacant store on Queens Plaza South in Long Island City, police said.READ MORE: 3 Teens Charged In Manhattan Subway Attacks, Police Release Video Of New Suspect Believed To Be Group's Lookout
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly called the accident a tragedy for the NYPD.
As 1010 WINS’ Holli Haerr reported Wednesday, New York state Sen. Mike Gianaris and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer have demanded that the city’s Department of Transportation do more to prevent any more accidents. “That same section of guardrail has been hit by every one of these cars in every one of these incidents,” Gianaris said.