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Intoxicated Motorist Drove at 75 mph Prior to Deadly Crash

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Court records disclosed that an intoxicated motorist, who left his car following an extensive Bronx collision, was driving at three times the speed limit. He swerved into oncoming traffic, crashing into a Chrysler Town and Country, and then a parked Mitsubishi Endeavor. He then left his friend to die.
The horrific crash occurred on Thursday, January 5th, on Boston Road in the vicinity of Wallace Avenue in Allerton. Firefighters needed to use rescue tools, such as the jaws of life, to cut away parts of the wrecked 1997 Toyota Camry, and extricate the driver, Tanbir Islam, age 21, and his friends, who were injured.
Prosecutors said that he was driving at the rate of 75 mph. As part of Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero promotion to realize a decrease in the number of traffic fatalities, the speed limit on Boston Road was lowered to 25 mph in 2014. After Mr. Islam was rescued from his mangled car, firefighters directed him not to leave. However, the allegedly drunken driver fled the scene.
Nearly five hours later, he appeared at Jacobi Medical Center, where he smelled strongly of alcohol, and was unstable on his feet. His friend Christopher Hulse, who was a passenger in the back seat, had been immediately taken to the same hospital, but he died of his injuries.
There were three other passengers in the Toyota, including two men, age 21, and another man, age 22. They were transported to the hospital in severe, though stable, condition. The driver of the Chrysler was Donald Robinson, whose condition was also critical when he was taken to Jacobi. According to officials, the collision was so serious that Mr. Robinson’s lung became separated from his chest. In addition, his ribs were fractured.
Mr. Islam faces the following charges:

  • Aggravated vehicular assault
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Reckless driving
  • Intoxicated driving
  • Speeding

He was held on $500,000 bail.
Mr. Hulse was preparing to become a nutritionist or a physical therapist. He is the sixth person to lose his life in a motor vehicle accident this year.
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident due to the reckless behavior of another person, call the personal injury attorneys at Proner and Proner. If you lost a loved one because of such negligence, contact the wrongful death attorneys at Proner and Proner.

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