Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Queensboro Bridge ramp claims another life
From DNA Info:
An NYPD officer and mom of two was killed when her car struck a metal railing at the base of the Queensboro Bridge near a "death trap" accident zone early Tuesday, catapulting the vehicle into a storefront that was destroyed in a fatal crash two years ago, officials said.
In a tragic twist, the driver, Elisa Toro, 36, of The Bronx a 10-year veteran who worked out of Manhattan's 17th Precinct, was ejected from her car when she hit a barrier that was designed to stop out-of-control cars from hitting the stores near the ramp, according to the officials.
Police say she had been driving east off the bridge, near Crescent Street, when she hit the railing about 1:50 a.m., sending her car careening out of control, the NYPD said.
The car then bounced into a cement barrier and flipped onto its side, skidding along until it struck a vacant store at 25-06 Queens Plaza South — the same shop that was destroyed in a crash two years ago, the NYPD said.
The officer — a mother of two sons — was thrown from the car and pronounced dead at the scene, Kelly said.