BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, NY – A fiery car accident in Brooklyn early Saturday morning left the driver dead and a passenger injured, the New York Post reports.
The crash occurred in the area of Atlantic Avenue and Rochester Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant at about 3:22 a.m. Police said the driver of a Maserati lost control, jumped a curb and then crashed into a pillar underneath the elevated Long Island Rail Road tracks. The car flipped into the air and burst into flames.
The 35-year-old male driver was trapped inside the vehicle and died at the scene. His identity has not been released. A passerby helped remove the male passenger, who was taken to Brookdale Hospital and listed in critical but stable condition. The passenger was reported to be a Queens resident.
Firefighters arrived at the scene and extinguished the flames.
Police believe that speeding was a contributing factor in the wreck, but the NYPD was continuing its investigation.
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