Two cars, garbage truck collide on Bay Parkway

Two cars, garbage truck collide on Bay Parkway
Smashed: A driver swerved into a garbage truck on Bay Parkway at 8:55 am on Thursday, putting five people in the hospital.
Community News Group / Caroline Spivack

Five people — including a 6-year-old girl — are in the hospital after a driver collided with a garbage truck on Bay Parkway near 77th Street at 8:55 am on Thursday. The scene was a shock for onlookers, one witness said.

“There was a loud bang and everyone kind of just held their breath,” said Jerry DeNapoli, who saw the crash. “I thought the driver must be banged up pretty bad.”

All three vehicles were traveling toward the Belt Parkway when the driver of a Toyota swerved into the waste-hauler in the lane next to his, lost control of his ride, and rear-ended a Honda with the kid and two adults inside.

The impact of the crash pulverized the Toyota’s side mirror and smashed the driver’s-side window, photos show.

Emergency responders took the three victims in the Honda to Maimonides Medical Center and the other two to Coney Island Hospital, officials said.

Reach reporter Caroline Spivack at cspivack@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2517. Follow her on Twitter @carolinespivack.

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