Two injured, one critical after allegedly drunk driver crashes at dangerous BQE bend
A lady is in critical situation and one other is injured after an allegedly drunk and rushing driver crashed on a dangerous part of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway early Saturday morning.
The driver, 25-year-old Rogelio Mendoza Hernandez of Corona, Queens, was heading east on the BQE at 4:48 a.m. on June 4, when he tried to exit the freeway at Flushing Avenue in Williamsburg, however hit the divider at the off-ramp and careened into the outer wall of the ramp, in keeping with police.
Mendoza Hernandez was going at a excessive rate of velocity and “failed to negotiate the curve,” a Police Department spokesperson instructed amNewYork Metro.
His 22-year-old feminine passenger within the entrance seat suffered extreme accidents to her torso and paramedics rushed her to Bellevue Hospital in critical situation, cops mentioned.
Another lady of the identical age sitting within the rear seat had cuts on her head and was additionally delivered to the Manhattan medical facility however in secure situation, whereas the driver didn’t want medical consideration.
Police arrested Mendoza Hernandez for assault, vehicular assault, drunk driving, and driving with out a license.
That part of the BQE has a pointy bend and there have been dozens of crashes on the stretch of the freeway alone in recent times.
Over the previous 10 years, there have been 147 crashes on that a part of the street, injuring 217 individuals and killing two, in keeping with information by the web site NYC Crash Mapper.
A year in the past, a tractor-trailer driver flipped over after speeding around the bend in the wrong way, spilling his cargo of 100 gallons of diesel gas onto the roadway.
The trucker didn’t have any critical accidents however cops arrested him for driving with a suspended license at the time.