A major car crash took place on Friday, December 15, 2023 around 11:40 a.m. near Bronx River Parkway in Yonkers, New York on Sprain Brook Parkway near Bronx River Parkway due to an NYPD vehicle pursuit which concluded with an impact.
At least one individual was seriously injured in this collision involving multiple vehicles and was transported to a local hospital, though details regarding their identity or condition remain unannounced at this time.
How did it affect the traffic?
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The crash caused both northbound and southbound lanes of the Sprain Brook Parkway to close completely between Eastchester and Yonkers from its inception to exit 100, diverting traffic through alternative routes such as Central Avenue and Bronx River Parkway.
The closure lasted several hours, leading to significant delays and congestion for drivers in the area. New York State Police advised motorists to use alternate routes until it had been resolved.
When did the lanes reopen?
New York State Police reported that all lanes of Sprain Brook Parkway reopened for traffic at approximately 3:30 p.m. after NYPD completed their investigation and all vehicles had been towed away35. Police thanked members of the public for their patience and cooperation during this incident.
The NYPD has yet to provide details regarding their pursuit, suspects involved or charges they could potentially be facing; their investigation remains active so more details may emerge later on.