Third Car Crashes on Queensboro Bridge Off-Ramp in 6 Weeks

by emallernee | May 16th, 2011

May 16, 2011

Over the weekend a third car crashed on the exact same exit ramp off Long Island City’s Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge where two other motorists have crashed their cars and died in the past six weeks. Strangely, all the crashes have involved Volkswagens.

The latest crash, which occurred at 6 a.m. on Saturday, has plenty of New Yorkers saying that they think the Queensboro Bridge is simply too dangerous for drivers as it is.

Saturday’s crash occurred when the driver of a 2007 Volkswagen Golf lost control while speeding, crashed into a concrete barrier and some scaffolding, flipped into the air, and landed atop a livery cab—which a woman had exited only seconds earlier.

One witness told The New York Daily News that the driver was going at least 60 mph around a curve when the car veered out of control.

The Volkswagen Golf’s passengers were transported to New York-Presbyterian Hospital and treated for minor injuries.

On March 28, a car accident on the Queensboro Bridge off-ramp cost a taxi driver his life and another driver an arm. Yet another woman died on April 6 when she lost control of her car while exiting the bridge and crashed into a storefront.

New signs and rumble strips have since been added to the bridge, but business owners and neighborhood residents told CBS that it’s not enough.

The New York Department of Transportation says it will reexamine the safety of the exit.

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