On Wednesday, at 12:20 a.m., police responded to a 911 call of a car accident on the eastbound upper level of the Queensboro Bridge.
Upon arrival, officers observed the operator of a 2009 Ford Escape medallion taxi unconscious and unresponsive in the driver’s seat. EMS transported the driver, 50-year-old Vadro Kone, to Mt. Sinai Hospital of Queens where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Further investigation revealed that Kone and the driver of a 2008 Lincoln Town Car were both traveling eastbound on the upper level of the bridge and were on the ramp.
Kone was in the right lane and the town car was in the left lane. At this point, Kone suffered a health condition rendering him incapacitated.
The vehicle struck the wall area of the ramp, prior to striking the town car towards the bottom of the ramp.
The driver of the town car and the rear passenger of Kone’s car were both removed by EMS and taken to Elmhurst General Hospital where they were listed in stable condition.