Watch CBS News

4 Injured In Wrong-Way Crash On FDR Drive

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Four people were hurt, including one critically, in a  wrong-way crash early Thursday morning on the FDR Drive.

Just after 4 a.m., police said a 33-year-old woman driving a Kia sedan entered the FDR at East 34th Street and began traveling south in the northbound lanes.

4 Injured In Wrong-Way Crash On FDR Drive

The car made its way about 10 blocks before police said it collided head on with a Chevy Traverse driven by a 46-year-old man near East 23rd Street.

Moments later, police said the Kia then slammed into a Honda Pilot driven by a 41-year-old man.

Sarah Williams heard the impact from her home in Waterside Plaza.

"I heard the boom and then you see the impact," she told WCBS 880's Paul Murnane. "Looked scary."

4 Injured In Wrong-Way Crash On FDR Drive

The Kia's driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition with a head injury. Her 28-year-old passenger and the two drivers of the SUVs were also hospitalized in stable condition.

Police are still trying to determine what caused the Kia driver to travel the wrong direction on the FDR and are looking into whether drugs or alcohol may have played a role, CBS2's Janelle Burrell reported.

The roadway was closed for about two hours as police investigated.

Check Out These Other Stories From

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.