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Wrong Way Driver Killed on BQE Ramp in Woodside Sunday Night: NYPD

Exit 39W on the BQE (Google Maps)

April 6, 2020 By Allie Griffin

A 42-year-old man was killed in a collision last night after he tried to get onto the Brooklyn Queens Expressway via an exit ramp and was struck while traveling in the wrong direction by a BMW that was getting off the highway.

The victim drove his 2005 Honda Accord in the wrong direction down the 39W Queens Boulevard exit ramp, when he struck a 2015 BMW 328i sedan that was exiting the ramp at around 11:30 p.m., police said.

Arriving officers found the 42-year-old Honda driver unconscious and unresponsive at the scene of the collision. EMS pronounced him dead at the scene.

EMS rushed the 33-year-old male driver and 30-year-old male passenger who were in the BMW to Elmhurst Hospital. Both the driver and passenger remain in stable condition, with a leg injury and a rib injury, respectively, police said.

The identity of the deceased is pending proper family notification.

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Giovanni

How could you possibly not see thats an exit not an entrance. Stop with the excuses

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Anonymous

People are driving much more recklessly now that there is less traffic. It has mostly been speeding and ignoring stoplights which is now happening all the time, but I’ve also seen 2 cars go a full block the wrong way on a one way street in the neighborhood. I’ve seen that 0 other times in the last 15 years I have lived here.

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David

Haung woo- Normally one must tune into Fox or Rush Limbaugh for such good idiocy.

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Huang woo

Lets see. 1130pm. Gets on highway going the wrong way. So we should close the highway? How about stop selling alcohol which probably caused the accident. Whats next? Stop all trains if a drunk falls in front of a train? Oh! This would never have happened if the trains weren’t running.

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Jack Sparrow

The signs on ramps aren’t marked clearly. Some times when I was driving the only way I could be sure I was getting on the right ramp was by following other cars. The road signs need to be clear about entrance and exit in very big letters and bright colors.

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There's something wrong with Aunt Diane.

I’m sure this wouldn’t have happened if you had closed the bqe.

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