“It’s a pretty steep turn, there is an incline,” he said. “If you take it at a faster rate than recommended, it could become dangerous. But if you keep to the speed limit, it is a very safe, very normal road with which we have no problems. “
Three other people, including a 10-year-old girl from Copiague, were killed in various accidents involving drunk drivers the previous Saturday.
The girl, Isabella Granobles, was driving a Chevy Cruze sedan driven by her mother Diana Granobles, 31, who turned left on Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Queens. As she turned, a Nissan Altima driving west on Rockaway Boulevard crashed into her car.
The mother and daughter were hastily killed in the crash near John F. Kennedy International Airport, but died at the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.
Officials at the scene reported that the other driver, Tyrone Absolam, 42, had bloodshot eyes and failed two on-site sobriety tests, according to Queens Prosecutor’s Office. Police also said he was driving “at high speed”.
Mr. Absolam was taken to the hospital in police custody along with his passenger, a 38-year-old woman in critical condition, according to police. A 12-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl in the back of the car were stabilized in serious condition at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, police said.
Mr. Absolam faces multiple charges, including homicide, manslaughter, assault, endangering children and driving while drunk, according to the Queens Prosecutor’s Office. If convicted the highest, he faces a prison sentence of up to 25 years.