QUEENS, NY – Forty-seven-year-old Alberto Zamacona was crossing Broadway at 61st Street on Wednesday night when a Honda Odyessey struck him. The driver, later identified as Jorge Samaniego, had run the red light on Broadway Street as he was fleeing the scene of an earlier crash he was involved in at Broadway and 55th Street.
Following the second incident, Samaniego veered into oncoming traffic and hit a Toyota Prius that was stopped at the intersection. The accident caused a chain-reaction crash in which the Prius was pushed into the vehicle stopped behind it, and the one behind that vehicle was struck as well.
Zamacona was transported to the hospital immediately following the incident and was pronounced dead on Friday. The other drivers involved in the crash were reported to be in a stable condition. Samaniego was arrested and charged with assault, reckless driving, and driving while intoxicated.
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