Four Injured After Pickup Truck Runs Red Light On Northeast 79th Street

The report says a driver was critically injured after running a red light and striking another vehicle at the intersection of Northeast 79th Street and 2nd Avenue.

From the reports, the crash occurred at the intersection of Northeast 79th Street and 2nd Avenue where the 35-year-old driver of a Dodge Ram pickup truck was headed east. The driver of the Dodge reportedly ran the red light at the intersection and struck an Audi Q7 SUV that was attempting to turn left from 2nd Avenue.

According to the report, EMS arrived to the scene of the accident soon after it happened to administer on-site first aid to the injured victims. Emergency crews reported that there were three occupants in the Audi SUV when the incident happened. The driver of the SUV sustained severe but non-life-threatening injuries. One of the passengers sustained traumatic injuries. They were all treated at the scene and then transported to a nearby hospital.

The report says the driver in the truck and sole occupant were critically injured in the crash. He was found unconscious due to trauma to his head and also received severe back injuries. He has also been transported to the nearest hospital.

The crash is still being investigated and charges have not been filed yet, police said.

Comment from Anidjar and Levine:

Glen Levine, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “Our hearts go out to this four victims that were injured in this crash at the intersection of Northeast 79th Street and 2nd Avenue. It is disheartening when someone has been injured as a result of possibly reckless driving. Severe injuries can affect the lives of all parties involved and their relatives who feel the effects even when they are not directly involved. We hope that the victim’s injuries are not life-threatening and that they have a speedy recovery.”

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