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Driver Dies After Striking Guardrail on LIE Near Grand Central Parkway: NYPD

March 5, 2019 Staff Report

A man died early this morning after his car struck a guardrail on the Long Island Expressway near Grand Central Parkway in Corona-Flushing, according to police.

The 30-year-old driver, whose identity has yet to be released pending family notification, was headed east on a Long Island Expressway service road in a 2012 Ford Escape when he struck the guardrail at the location at around 1:36 a.m. on March 5.

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The car came to a rest, and the driver lost consciousness, police said.

EMS transported him to NY Presbyterian Hospital – Queens, where he was pronounced dead.

No other vehicles or individuals were involved at the time of the incident. The NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad continues to investigate.

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Chris Froome

maybe he was texting, tired or had an expired license . or had bad eyesight

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Kit

Maybe the guardrails are in dangerous placement. Maybe as usual half the street lights were out. Maybe he lost control after hitting a 10” deep pothole.

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Chris froome

Maybe he should have went slower if that’s the case and couldn’t see because of poor lighting. It’s all on him

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