Williamsburg Bridge car accident leaves woman dead

May 13, 2013 Heather Chin
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A 21-year-old woman died after being thrown from the rear passenger seat of a speeding car heading eastbound on the Williamsburg Bridge early Monday morning, police said, explaining the cause of painfully slow morning rush hour traffic.

The accident occurred at around 4:04 a.m. on May 13, after a 2003 silver Nissan Altima traveling in the outer lane “overcompensated a turn in the vicinity of the eastbound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway interchange” and then hit the metal divider on the passenger side.

The woman was thrown from the car at that point, while the car’s driver — a 23-year-old woman — and four other passengers remained in the car, which spun out into traffic before the driver decided it would be safer to drive out the Roebling Street exit and park on Roebling Street near South 4th Street.

All four remaining car occupants were taken to Bellevue Hospital and are listed in stable condition. The 21-year-old woman was declared DOA at the scene. Her identity is not being released until her family has been notified.

Charges are pending against the driver and the investigation is ongoing.


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