Chain collision kills teen

An unidentified 18-year-old female died in Bayside recently, the victim of a three-car chain of collisions at the intersection of Bell Boulevard and the Long Island Expressway.
According to police, at about 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, a 1999 Toyota Camry driven by a 19-year-old woman was traveling northbound on Bell Boulevard.
Police say that witnesses told them the Toyota ran the red light on the north side service road of the expressway, and hit a 2002 Honda driven by a 74 year-old man, which spun out, careening into a 1991 Toyota driven by a 26 year-old male.
He lost control, spinning up onto the sidewalk, and pinned a pedestrian against the metal guard rail between the service road and the expressway.
An Emergency Medical Service ambulance responded to the scene, and the gravely injured teen was transported to North Shore Medical Center in Manhasset, where she was pronounced dead at 5:24 p.m.
With scattered clouds and temperatures in the mid-60s, weather was not a factor, and police say that all three drivers had valid licenses and insurance.
They did not release any names, nor say whether there was any further investigation of the accident scene after the fatality occurred.

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