Woman in Queensboro Bridge Crash Dies

Thursday, Apr 7, 2011  |  Updated 2:11 PM EDT
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A car careened off the Queensboro Bridge for the second time in two weeks.

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A woman who was in a car that careened off the Queensboro Bridge and crashed into a row of stores yesterday died of severe brain trauma she suffered in the accident, according to a report.

Beatriz Rodriguez, 40, died last night of complications related to her injuries, her family told The New York Post. The driver of the car suffered a partially severed arm in the crash, but was listed in stable condition at the hospital. He was arrested for operating a vehicle without a license.

News of Rodriguez's death comes less than two weeks after a 68-year-old taxi driver walking on the street was killed when another car veered off the exit and crashed into the same row of stores.

In the recent incident, police say the driver lost control of his 2006 Volkswagen Jetta as he came off the Queensboro Bridge and struck the building. The accident occurred at 4 a.m. Wednesday.

On March 28, a car exiting the bridge crashed into the same row of stores.

The closeness in timing of the accidents has business owners and others in the area demanding the city examine the off-ramp for safety issues.

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