By Carol Tannenhauser
The driver of an SUV on the Henry Hudson Parkway landed upside down on the Riverside Park bike and pedestrian path near West 103rd Street, on Saturday at around 11:30 a.m. There are no reports of serious injury.
The driver reported that he “lost control and hit a guard rail, after being cut off by another vehicle,” according to the NYPD. “Driver #2 fled.” The 18-year-old SUV driver suffered minor injuries to his left arm and was treated at the scene, police said.
WPIX11 had additional and conflicting details as well as a video showing the upside-down car. “One victim could be seen being taken away on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance,” the station reported. “Another person was sitting down and given oxygen to help them breathe better in the midst of chaos. A few other people were seen on the ground being checked out by paramedics for injuries.”
The police reported that there was “extensive property damage” to the SUV and guardrail. The FDNY said there were “two transports” to [Mount Sinai West] hospital.
We’ll update this story when the details are sorted out and verified.
Update: Here’s a Tweet from Bobbi Barnett showing where and how this happened. Thanks to Nancy B. for pointing it out. We also learned from the police this evening that three individuals, all traveling in the vehicle that flipped, suffered injuries, none life threatening. The vehicles involved in the incident were traveling southbound.
Pretty much every Riverside Park-goer’s nightmare happened on an incredibly busy day for the greenway. What are we doing to protect the park from this happening again @galeabrewer @ShaunAbreu @MarkLevineNYC @RiversideParkNY ?! pic.twitter.com/iUQsglzQuL
— bobbi barnett (@bobbibarn) May 6, 2023