MANHATTAN — A driver was thrown from his car after he misjudged where to turn to get to West 56th Street, according to police.
Police responding to a 911 call discovered the wreckage of a Nissan Maxima at 3:08 a.m. Sunday morning on the West Side Highway, and a 30-year-old man lying unresponsive in the road.
Police from the Midtown North Precinct found the driver with heavy trauma to his body, and rescuers rushed the victim to St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, police said.
The driver was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital, and his identity had not been released Sunday pending family notification.
An investigation determined that the driver had been headed southbound on the West Side Highway and was trying to make a left turn onto West 56th Street, where the car hit the median strip in the road, according to police. The impact flipped the vehicle and threw the driver out of the car and into the road, police said.
No other occupants were in the vehicle, and no other cars were involved, police said. An investigation is ongoing.