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Volkswagen Golf crash at the queensboro bridge - Click above to watch video after the jump

The Queensboro bridge in New York City has seen its third major accident involving a Volkswagen since March. According to The New York Post, a 2007 Volkswagen Golf lost control while exiting the bridge, struck scaffolding erected outside of a building and landed on top of a parked livery vehicle. The driver of the VW was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. No one else was harmed in the incident.

That's a better outcome than in both of the previous accidents. The post reports that in April, the driver of a Jetta lost control in that exact location and spun into two store fronts. The driver later died of her injuries. Likewise, in March, a single-car accident at the off ramp resulted in the death of a pedestrian. The driver of that particular Volkswagen Golf lost an arm as a result of his injuries.

At this point, it's unclear what will be done to curb speeding on the off-ramp. Hit the jump to view a news report of the latest incident.



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      Dan
      • 3 Years Ago
      As the owner of a Jetta TDI, I'm going to guess understeer and vast amounts of overconfidence in the GTI badge are to blame here.
      Making11s
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Pfff that doesn't really happen. Here watch." And the rest is history.
      bonehead
      • 3 Years Ago
      They've apparently been paying attention to that new VW commercial with the unbreakable pinata and decided to give it a try
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bonehead
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      graftingrome21
      • 3 Years Ago
      interesting that all 3 crashes were VWs
      andretifan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Darwin in full effect.
        Dhunt
        • 3 Years Ago
        @andretifan
        Does that go for the bystander pedestrian, too?
      mkM3
      • 3 Years Ago
      Are VW owners simply more likely to overestimate the capabilities of their cars? Or is this coincidence?
        brian
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mkM3
        They're probably too busy texting to pay attention to their driving...
        Dvanos
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mkM3
        VW's are great cars but I guess their owners are pushing them way too much in these instances.
      SloopJohnB
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sounds like hooligans in VWs are determined to show that THEY are man enough to hoon that exit in a VW. I doubt that this will be determined to be an inherent handling problem in VWs although I suspect underinflated tires may be a great if not determining factor.
      Brad Klodowski
      • 3 Years Ago
      Learn how to drive. FFS...
      Jim R
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why don't they put in some rumble strips? That'll slow people down.
        qwilleran1116
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jim R
        If you've driven on the Queensboro bridge, you'd know that rumble strips are actually smoother than the road there. These people appear to be unfazed by that.
      Kepe
      • 3 Years Ago
      Mmm, 1 sentence: Learn to drive! :D Don't they teach in the driving schools of the USA that you should always drive at most at such a speed that you can safely stop your car on the currently visible part of the road?
        SloopJohnB
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kepe
        Yeah..that'll work. Like don't drive faster than your low beams can illuminate?
      50 AKA Ferrari
      • 3 Years Ago
      True story I drive that stretch a ton. It's like a downhill rollercoaster as you pickup speed in there. No way to fix it except closing the ramp for good.
      • 3 Years Ago
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