On March 12, a multi-vehicle crash on Whitestone Expressway in Queens injured three people, one severely. Alcohol may have been a factor in the early morning accident, police say.
Anyone who has driven in the stop-and-go traffic that is common on Queens roadways is aware of the dangers posed by texting and driving. A distracted driver focusing on a cellphone will probably not be paying attention to traffic conditions and is likely to crash into the rear of another vehicle that has slowed or stopped. There is, however, technology available that could prevent such a crash and the serious injury it can cause.