Accident on the George Washington bridge: two dead, three wounded

Accident on the George Washington bridge: two dead, three wounded

Yesterday evening, around 21:00, on the upper level of the George Washington bridge occurred a serious accident, which killed 40-year-old (according to some reports 30-year-old) Hector Pedercini and his 5-year-old daughter Marianne.

The accident occurred due to the fact that the crossover GMC Acadia crashed into the back of him passing in front of the truck. As a result of collision the roof and rear door of the car was completely torn off.

It happened on the strip leading from new York to new Jersey. The cause of the collision is still unknown.

Scene of double fatal accident at #GWB Weds night. 30yo, 5yo in the SUV died.

— Tony Aiello (@AielloTV) June 15, 2017

«The scene is fatal for two people crash on the George Washington bridge on Wednesday evening. 30-year-old driver and 5-year-old passenger of the SUV died.»

Behind the wheel of the crossover was sitting Hector Pedercini, and apart from him and Marianne, in the car were three more people: one-year girl and two women forty and sixty years. They all, presumably, are members of the same family, living in Howell township, new Jersey.

There is a version that the family was returning home after a new York party, because in the cabin of the crossover were balloons.

The truck driver, 59-year-old man, was not injured.

To a scene promptly there arrived the staff of law enforcement bodies and all the injured were taken to Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital. Doctors announced that Hector and Marianne are dead, and as two women and a child, though heavy, but stable.

For several hours, all lanes of the upper tier in the direction of in new Jersey remained closed. Around 02:30 they again become available for movement.