Couple Survives after Car Plunges off Bruckner Expressway

By Ben Fractenberg on February 11, 2014 12:09pm 

 A man and woman survived after their car fell off the Bruckner Expressway to a service road below on Feb. 10, 2014.
A man and woman survived after their car fell off the Bruckner Expressway to a service road below on Feb. 10, 2014.
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Eliezer Martinez

THE BRONX — A man and woman miraculously survived after their car careened off the Bruckner Expressway, plunging onto the service road below Monday afternoon, witnesses said.

The accident happened about 3:12 p.m. Monday on the Bruckner Expressway near Brush Avenue in The Bronx when the vehicle hit a patch of ice and skidded off the road, witnesses and fire officials said.

Eliezer Martinez, 27, was driving a school bus when he came upon the accident. He saw a man and a woman crawl out of the smashed vehicle and stayed with them until the ambulance arrived.

"I was just scared. I wouldn't want anything to happen to them," Martinez said.

The passengers were taken to Jacobi Medical Center with minor injuries, according to the fire department.

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