June 27th, 2022 | Queens, NY: Five people were seriously injured and hospitalized after an early morning collision caused a fiery wreck involving four cars on the Belt Parkway. Two cars driving westbound at an apparent high rate of speed on the Belt Parkway struck two other vehicles near Cohancy Street at around 1:30 a.m. Monday and caused a multiple vehicle crash that injured five people.
One of the cars that was hit was a Honda with two 28-year-old female occupants, crashed and caught fire. The injured pair were helped out from the wreckage and transported by EMS to Brookdale University and Jamaica hospitals.
A 56-year-old man driving a Subura that was struck was also transported to Brookdale University Hospital and all three patients are listed in serious but stable condition, police said.
We spoke with Devon, a Good Samaritan who helped injured crash victims and gave us an account of the events that followed the initial sound of the crash.
“I had just got gas and I heard a big collision but I didn’t know where it was coming from. so I looked around I didn’t see anything. I had just drove over the bridge right here. And I looked to my right and I saw smoke and I immediately parked my car and I ran down here to just help, you know help out if I could. I actually helped one lady from the white car over here. I had to pull her a little bit away because the car was on fire.
And I had to make sure that she was awake and everything like that, but it was very devastating just to see like this whole thing. Like, when I came over here is was just very upsetting, people just be driving too fast, I was told. But, I mean, I’m just glad I was able to do my part and just you know be here, right time, right place.” said Devon.
According to police, the two vehicles suspected of causing the multiple vehicle collision was an Infiniti and a BMW occupied twice by men in their early to mid twenties and both were rushed to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition. The driver of the Infiniti reportedly fled on foot, cops said.
The Belt Parkway’s westbound lanes was closed for several hours early Monday morning for an NYPD Highway Collision Investigation Squad and reopened around 7am.
The official cause of the wreck has yet to be determined and the investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Video by Dakota Santiago & Martin Callender (FreedomNewsTV)