Four seriously injured in Canarsie crash

Four seriously injured in Canarsie crash
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A man seriously injured himself and three others when he smashed his sport utility vehicle into a minivan in Canarsie on May 7.

Police received a call about the two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Seaview Avenue and E. 85th Street at 5:56 am. Medical personnel brought the driver of a 2007 Honda Pilot to Brookdale Hospital with serious injuries. Another passenger from the Pilot, and the driver and passenger of the second vehicle, a 2006 Honda Odyssey, also went to Brookdale Hospital, according to a police spokesman.

The crash occurred when the driver of the Pilot was travelling on Seaview Avenue from E. 86th Street towards E. 85th Street, according to police. The driver of the Odyssey was pulling into the intersection from E. 85th Street to make a left on to Seaview Avenue when it was struck by the Pilot and pushed into the median. The Pilot then flipped and smashed into several obstacles before finally coming to a stop, according to the spokesman.

“Vehicle one spun around, struck a lamp post, flipped over, and hit a tree before coming to rest,” he said, referring to the Pilot.

The female passenger of the Pilot, the male driver of the Odyssey, and the female passenger of the Odyssey were all in “serious, but stable” condition as of 4 pm on May 7, according to the spokesman. He only described the driver of the Pilot’s condition as “serious.”

The driver of the Pilot was going at a “high rate of speed,” according to the spokesman. There are no charges and the crash remains under investigation, he said.

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