- May 17, 2011
Queensboro Bridge "Off-Ramp of Doom" claims third VW
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.