BRONX, NEW YORK (December 27, 2016) – A multi car collision claimed the lives of at least three people and left others injured on Tuesday morning, according to local news sources. (map)
The accident happened on the Cross Bronx Expressway, near Webster Avenue. A semi-truck was stopped on the expressway due to traffic, when a second semi-truck barreled into a Ford pickup truck stopped behind the first semi, as well as hitting the first semi itself. A Toyota Corolla was also hit in the accident.
Three out of five people in the pickup truck were killed, with the other two passengers rushed to a hospital. One person from the Toyota Corolla, and two people from the second semi-truck were also injured and hospitalized.
The investigation is ongoing to determine cause and liability, and the driver of the second semi-truck has been identified as Ernesto Cabrera. Cabrera has stated that the roads were slick and he did not have enough time to stop.
“Our firms prayers are with all parties involved in this devastating collision,” said an attorney from Lexton Law Firm.
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.