Cousins! A man driving on the wrong way of the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn, New York caused a major accident that tragically claimed both his life as well as an elderly male!
According to reports from Pix 11 the tragic incident occurred on Tuesday morning around 1AM near exit 13 as 52-year-old Winston Ramdeen of Queens drove a a black Infiniti eastbound in the westbound lanes, on the wrong side of the road. He is said to had been driving within the wrong direction for two complete exits.
Ramdeen viciously side swiped several vehicles and ultimately hit a Sentra Altima head on which was occupied by a 79 year old male.
Officials state that both men were taken to Brookdale hospital where they were ultimately pronounced dead.
As per ABC 7 News, residents within the area said that the sounds of the crushing metal from the tragic incident startled them. “ I’m not gonna lie, I didn’t see it, the head-on collision, but from hearing it I knew it was crazy,” said a resident from the area.
Sources confirm that traffic had been shut down on the westbound side of the highway for several hours following the ordeal.
“That’s a dangerous highway, it’s not the first time I’ve heard of situations because sometimes people are speeding, it’s really unfortunate,” said a Brooklyn resident by the name of Doris Lewis said.
It has been indicated that officials are actively investigating into how and why Ramdeen had been driving on the wrong side of the road.
We send prayers to the victims and their families at this time.