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The single-vehicle accident claimed the lives of two young people.
By Michael V. Cusenza
Two young people were killed Sunday night after the BMW they were traveling in slammed into a divider on the Belt Parkway near 150th Street.
Ronish Kush, 16, of New Hyde Park, and Sukhmani Singh, 18, of Bellerose, were both passengers in the car. The 19-year-old driver was rushed to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in stable condition.
The City Police Department’s Collision Investigation Squad is still investigating the accident, but provided some details on Monday:
On Sunday, at approximately 11:45 p.m., police responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision in the vicinity of the Belt Parkway and 150th Street. Upon arrival, officers observed a damaged 2011 BMW 328 on the right shoulder on the eastbound Belt Parkway, near 150th Street. EMS responded to the location and tended to the three occupants of the vehicle; a 19-year-old driver was transported to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in stable condition. A 16-year-old male vehicle passenger was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene. An 18-year-old man was transported to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased.
Further investigation by the City Police Department Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad determined the vehicle was traveling at an apparent high rate of speed, eastbound on the Belt Parkway, when the vehicle operator failed to properly navigate the roadway, causing the vehicle to strike a median at the location, and subsequently overturn, causing the aforementioned injuries.
There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.