Motorist, 77, critical after crash on Northern Boulevard

Police investigate the accident on the Northern Boulevard bridge. Photo by Roy Renna/BMR Breaking News
TimesLedger Newspapers
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like TimesLedger on Facebook.

A 77-year-old man who lost control of his motor vehicle and crashed on the Northern Boulevard bridge near 114th Street was in critical condition at Elmhurst Hospital Center, according to the NYPD.

The man was driving a Mercedes-Benz SUV just after 11 a.m. when he lost control and struck a divider on the Northern Boulevard extension bridge between Citi Field and 114th Street, cops said.

The driver was pinned in the vehicle and needed emergency personnel, the NYPD and FDNY to use the Jaws of Life to get him out of the vehicle, cops said.

The NYPD Collision Investigation Squad was ordered to the scene to investigate due to the severity of the driver’s injuries, police said.

Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4538.

Updated 11:25 am, May 7, 2014
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like TimesLedger on Facebook.

Reader feedback

anon says:
You're in my prayers brother.
May 7, 2014, 6:48 pm
EC from Little Neck says:
77 and still driving?! SMH
Elderly drivers should be required to take some kind of annual test to certify that they are still fit to drive. They're a danger to others and themselves if their reflexes and/or abilities are diminished.
May 7, 2014, 11:52 pm

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

MetroPlus NY Cancer and Blood Specialists NYU Winthrop VillageCareMax


Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: