In early January authorities responded to a catastrophic car crash on Boston Road, near Wallace Ave in the Allerton neighborhood of the Bronx.
When emergency officials arrived at the scene they found a mangled sedan, with the driver and three passengers stuck inside. Firefighters were able to free all four men using the Jaws of Life. The driver fled the scene on foot but later surfaced at Jacobi Medical Center.
One of the passengers, just 21 years old, died as a result of his injuries. Two other passengers were transported to Jacobi Medical Center in serious condition. The driver of a second vehicle involved in the wreck was transported to Jacobi Medical center in critical condition.
It was later discovered the driver of the sedan was intoxicated and was also traveling at 75mph in a 25mph zone. He has been charged with aggravated vehicular assault, vehicular manslaughter, reckless driving, drunken driving and speeding.
Our thoughts are with the families affected by these reckless choices. For more information about drunk or drugged driving click here.