By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A violent crash left a car split in two in South Ozone Park, Queens.

It happened Monday night on Rockaway Boulevard and 100th Street.

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Police said the 32-year-old driver lost control and hit a parked car, then slammed into a utility pole.

A neighbor heard the crash and ran to the scene.

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“When we didn’t see anybody in the car, that’s when we finally turned around and we saw the driver face-first on the pavement, and he was unconscious. I flipped him over — I was the only one that decided to run over to aid him, to see if he was alive, and he actually was,” she said. “When I flipped him over, I took his pulse, and he had a pulse, and I was glad.”

Police said the driver was hospitalized in critical condition.

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The cause of the crash is under investigation.

CBSNewYork Team