Bronx, New York: Tom Brokaw And Wife Involved In Fatal Bronx Car Accident

Suejas Estrada, a 30 year-old Bronx (NYC) dispatcher for a car service, died in a car accident on the Bruckner Expressway at approximately 1 pm Friday, December 4, 2009. She was reportedly on her way to pick up a present for her husband’s birthday.

Mrs. Estrada was tragically thrown from her SUV in the three-vehicle accident. After being catapulted through her windshield, she fell 40 feet from the Bruckner Expressway near Amtrak train tracks in Hunts Point.

Tom Brokaw, formerly of NBC News, was driving the third vehicle involved in the crash. His driving was reportedly not the cause of the accident.

Estrada was reportedly speeding and swerved to avoid debris in the northbound lanes. She subsequently lost control of her vehicle, which caused the driver of a mail truck in the middle lane to collide with the median. Brokaw slid into the Postal Service vehicle that had crossed the median.

The driver of the Postal Service vehicle was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries. Neither Brokaw nor his wife were injured in the accident.

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Tom Brokaw, wife involved in tragic Bronx car accident that left one woman dead, Daily News, Michael Jaccarino, Kevin Deutsch, and Will Cruz, December 4, 2009.

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