BRONX, NEW YORK, NY – A woman was killed and her husband was critically injured when their car was involved in a multi-vehicle crash in the Bronx Monday afternoon, according to the Daily News.
The accident happened on Allerton Avenue near East Gun Hill Road in the borough’s Baychester section at about 4 p.m.
Police say an 81-year-old man was behind the wheel of a Lincoln Town Car heading east on Allerton Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle and collided with a westbound Chevy Suburban.
Another vehicle attempted to swerve to avoid the incident but ended up hitting the Suburban.
The 74-year-old wife of the Lincoln’s driver was pronounced dead at the hospital. She was identified as Hilda Rosario.
Her husband, whose name has not been released, was listed in critical condition at Jacobi Medical Center. Investigators believe he may have had a medical episode prior to the accident. The couple’s home is about a mile away from the crash scene.
The 51-year-old driver of the Suburban was listed in stable condition at Jacobi with rib and wrist injuries. The other driver involved in the accident, a 32-year-old woman, was not hurt.
The NYPD’s Highway Collision Squad is investigating the wreck.
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