1 dead, 2 injured after crash involving SUV and Access-a-Ride van on Belt Parkway

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BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, NY – An accident involving two vehicles in Brooklyn Saturday morning left one person dead and two others injured, the New York Post reports.

Access-a-Ride van collides with van in Brooklyn

(Photo from New York Post)

The crash happened on the Belt Parkway near Pennsylvania Avenue in East New York at about 9:50 a.m. Investigators said a 20-year-old man was driving a Chevy Trailblazer SUV westbound when he lost control of the vehicle while trying to change lanes and hit a guardrail.  The SUV also cut off a Ford Access-a-Ride van, which swerved, went into a grass embankment and overturned. A female passenger in the Trailblazer, 20-year-old Perrion Thompson of Queens, was ejected from the vehicle. She was taken to Brookdale Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The driver of the SUV and the 60-year-old driver of the van suffered minor injuries and were transported to the same hospital. There were no passengers in the van at the time.

The accident, which resulted in heavy delays on the Belt Parkway, remains under investigation by the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad.

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