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BREAKING NEWS: Tom Brokaw Involved In Fatal Accident

Dec. 4 2009, Published 8:25 a.m. ET

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Former NBC Nightly News anchorman Tom Brokaw was involved in a fatal three-car accident in New York, has just learned.

The crash happened Friday afternoon around 1 p.m. Eastern Time. A passenger in one of the other cars died after being thrown from the car. Brokaw was in his car with his wife. Both are ok. has learned that the victim who died was a 28-year-old woman who worked near the scene of the accident.

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On Friday, the Brokaws released the following statement, saying:

“Tom and Meredith Brokaw, at around 1 p.m. today, were in a three vehicle accident on the Bruckner Expressway. The Brokaws were in the far left lane when they noticed a spool of cable bouncing along the far right lane. Just then, a green SUV in the right lane came up fast and tried to avoid the cable. The driver lost control of her vehicle and slid into the middle lane, forcing a mail truck into the Brokaw lane of traffic.


As the mail truck careened into the Brokaw lane, Tom hit the brakes hard and skidded along the median. When the mail truck catapulted the median the Brokaw vehicle slid into it. Neither Tom nor Meredith were injured but tragically the driver of the SUV was thrown from her vehicle and killed. Tom and Meredith are greatly saddened by this loss of life.”

The FDNY just released more information about the accident, explaining, "the vehicles collided & the SUV driver went off the highway & to the ground below ... Another male went to a local hospital in serious condition- private ambulance transported him."



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