A woman is dead after being sandwiched between two trucks in the Bronx early on Tuesday.
The accident happened on the Cross Bronx Expressway in the Bronx, New York at around 12:35 a.m.
The woman’s sedan initially collided with a semi truck in the westbound lanes of the roadway. As the woman sat there in the wrecked car, another truck slammed into her car, crushing her between the first and second tractor trailers.
The force of the impact set the car on fire, and the flames eventually spread to the first semi truck.
“It was really loud,” one nearby resident told ABC 7 News. “It kind of felt like a bomb being dropped down. And then after that first one you could hear two more loud ‘booms’ coming after that. And it sounded the same as the first. Then after a minute it went silent. Then all you could hear were the firetrucks and the ambulance coming.”
The woman was killed in the crash. Both truck drivers were able to escape their vehicles without injury, but the first truck was a total loss in the fire.
“There’s an accident on this highway every day, but you never see anything this bad,” said a witness to the aftermath. “Where even an hour or two later they’re still trying to put out the fire. It’s still burning.”
No other information has been released.