Yesterday, two people were killed in different incidents where their cars crashed over guardrails and plunged 26-40 feet below the roadways. Near midnight on Saturday, Joseph Harris's car rammed one driven by Gretchen Patterson on the Henry Hudson Parkway near West 74th. As the Post reports, Patterson's car went "banging into a wall, flipping over it and then plunging down into Riverside Park." The 48-year-old Brooklyn woman was pronounced dead at St. Luke's Hospital, while Harris, who had been driving 90 MPH, was charged with DWI and vehicular manslaughter.
The Post also reported that 25-year-old college student Rabindranath Ramjanack's car skidded off the wet Bronx Parkway East. His car "flipped 40 feet down into a Metro-North rail yard" and was pronounced dead on the scene.
Here are some links about driving in wet weather and windy conditions.