By Naeisha Rose
An impatient motorist plowed through a Memorial Day crash scene as NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad from the 107th Precinct were assessing a two-vehicle collision that involved four victims at Grand Central Parkway near 164th Street on a service road, according to authorities. One of the passengers died.
A 51-year-old man, with two female passengers, ages 48 and 59, was traveling northbound on 164th Street in a 2009 Nissan Sentra and allegedly struck the right side of a 2012 Scion SUV, police said.
The younger female passenger, Wazeda Banu, was in critical condition when she was transported to Queens Hospital Center via EMS, but later suffered chest pain and was pronounced dead, the NYPD said.
The three remaining victims from the car crash were sent to Jamaica Hospital, North Shore Manhasset Hospital and Queens General Hospital. The man sustained an injury to his chest. His older female passenger had a shoulder injury. The woman, 36, who drove the SUV sustained minor injuries “to her neck and back,” and all were in stable condition, police said.
After the victims had been removed the Collision Investigation Squad was surveying the crash scene when the restless motorist drove through the yellow tape and ignored the cops’ call to stop, according to an eyewitness and the police.
The officers chased after the unidentified motorist after he refused to stop and brought him to “an area hospital,” police said. He fled to Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center located at 164-11 Chapin Parkway at Jamaica Hills, police said.
Once he made it into the nursing center, a witness heard him scream, “I need to see my mom!” the Daily News reported. He was taken out of the nursing homes in cuffs.
There were no arrests and the collision is still under investigation.
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