2006_06_bearmtn.jpgA bizarre accident occured at Bear Mountain State Park. A Staten Island family parked at a scenic viewpoint on a cliff yesterday, and the father, Victor Han, got out of the vehicle to take pictures. Then the van rolled towards the edge of the cliff, and then fell 300 feet down the side of the mountain. Han's wife Hejin, who had taken off her seatbelt, was killed, but their two daughters, ages 3 and 5, were still wearing theirs and survived. Police are investigating the crash, but believe it was an accident.

Police were led to the accident by hikers in the area who heard the crash. One of the hikers tried to get to the minivan, but got stuck and needed to be rescued as well.