Driver Charged in Fatal 3-Car Crash in Allerton

‚ÄčDriver Charged in Fatal 3-Car Crash in Allerton

Police investigate the crash that killed one man and injured five others outside a Boston Road driving school. Photo by Edwin Soto

Police investigate the crash that killed one man and injured five others outside a Boston Road driving school. Photo by Edwin Soto

by David Greene

One vehicle rests on another after a fatal accident on Boston Road. Photo by Edwin Soto

One young man is dead and five others injured after a fatal 3-car crash in Allerton. Police now say a friend of the dead man has been arrested and is facing manslaughter and other charges.

Rescue crews and paramedics were called to the scene along Boston Road, between Wallace Avenue and Barnes Avenue in the Allerton section, at just before 9 p.m. on Thursday, January 5.

Officials say four victims inside the auto were injured and briefly pinned inside, a pedestrian was also slightly injured, but refused medical treatment at the scene.

The four victims were transported to area hospitals, where at least one victim remains in serious, but stable condition.

Police say Tanbir Islam, 21, fled the scene and was later arrested at Jacobi Hospital.

Police say Tanbir Islam, 21, fled the scene and was later arrested at Jacobi Hospital. Photo by David Greene

Police later confirmed that the victim, 21 year-old Christopher Hulse of Fox Street in the Longwood section, died a short time later at Jacobi Hospital.

Police later arrested and charged Hulse’ friend Tanbir Islam, 21, of 2300 Bronx Park East, who was behind the wheel of the 1997 Toyota Camry when it swerved into oncoming traffic and struck a Chrysler Town and Country mini van, which then landed on top of a parked vehicle.

A police officer guards the crime scene after one man was killed in an alleged drunk-driving crash in the Allerton section. Photo by David Greene

A police officer guards the crime scene after one man was killed in an alleged drunk-driving crash in the Allerton section. Photo by David Greene

Police say Islam was able to escape the mangled wreck and later sought treatment at the same hospital where his friend had died. Islam was quickly arrested at the hospital.

Islam was charged with manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a fatal crash.

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