On Monday, October 26, 2020, at approximately 1601 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a multiple vehicle collision at the intersection of Allerton Avenue and East Gun Hill Road, within the confines of the 47th Precinct in the Bronx.
Upon arrival, officers observed a 81-year-old male, unconscious and unresponsive with head trauma, a 74-year-old female, unconscious and unresponsive with trauma about the body and a 51-year-old male, conscious and alert with injuries to his left wrist and ribs.
EMS responded to the location and transported the 81-year-old male, the 74-year-old female and the 51-year-old male to NYC Health + Hospitals / Jacobi, where the female was pronounced deceased, the 81-year-old male is listed in critical condition and the 51-year-old male remains in stable condition.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Vehicle #1, a 1999 Lincoln Town Car, operated by the 81-year-old male, was traveling eastbound on Allerton Avenue approaching the intersection of East Gun Hill Road, when the operator failed to properly navigate the roadway, and collided with Vehicle #2, a 2012 Chevrolet Suburban, operated by the 51-year-old male, traveling westbound on Allerton Avenue. Vehicle #3, which was traveling in the left lane behind vehicle #2, attempted to swerve to the right but struck into the passenger side of Vehicle #2. The driver of Vehicle #3, operated by a 32-year-old female, did not sustain any injuries.
All vehicles remained on scene.
Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.
4180 Hutchinson River Parkway
Bronx, NY 10475
There have been no arrests made and the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
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