A three-car crash on the Belt Parkway earlier this morning left nearly a dozen people injured. The accident, near Exit 5, required first responders to extricate victims from the vehicles. And it's believed it started because one car suddenly made a U-turn to go the wrong way on the Belt!

According to police, a 30-year-old Staten Island resident driving a Honda Accord was speeding while going eastbound on the Belt. Suddenly, he made a U-turn and went westbound on the eastbound lanes. Then he hit a van, which had seven occupants, and then the van hit a Nissan, carrying two people. And the collision was bad—see these photos.

All of the three vehicles' occupants were taken to Lutheran with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver, who had a broken leg, was charged with reckless endangerment (in the first and second degrees), aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and a speeding violation.