New York – A motor vehicle crash involving an SUV truck and a car sent the car flying into oncoming traffic. That’s when a delivery truck slammed into the car in the South Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens. The passengers from the car crash had to be extricated from the wreckage by fire rescue personnel, with one of the victims from the car dying of her wounds. That woman apparently was ejected from the vehicle. Seven children passengers from the SUV were injured, as were the drivers of all three vehicles. They were all treated for their accident injuries in local hospitals, except for the truck driver, who was treated and released at the collision scene. Details on the condition of the injured victims are still unavailable.
Investigations into the cause of the car accident are ongoing. Police say that there remains a question of whether or not the car or SUV ran a red light at the intersection. Specialists note that one of the most common causes of motor vehicle collisions in an intersection are due to drivers not stopping for a red light. This presents one of the most serious types of crashes, a high speed accident where one of the vehicles is broadsided in what is often referred to as a T-bone accident. The injuries from this type of car collision can be severe, often due to the lack of protective crunch room in the side of a vehicle. See this article for more information about this car crash.
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