• February 27, 2023

Adelina Martiniano Killed in Tow Truck Accident in The Bronx, NY

The Bronx, NY -- February 25, 2023, Adelina Martiniano was killed due to an accident where her vehicle crashed into a tow truck.

Preliminary details about the crash say it happened at around 4:20 a.m. along the Bronx River
Parkway approaching Westchester Avenue.

Right now, exact details are still under investigation. Details say that 30-year-old Adelina Martiniano was in a vehicle going southbound on the parkway. A tow truck ahead was "idling near the shoulder" when Martiniano's vehicle crashed into it.

Adelina Martiniano Killed in Tow Truck Accident in The Bronx, NY

Due to the collision, Martiniano sustained fatal injuries. No one else appeared to be hurt. Additional details are unavailable at this time.

There will obviously be crucial questions to answer here, as there would be with any fatal truck wreck. Why didn't the victim see the truck? How fast were they going? Were there other vehicles involved that left the scene? Most would be able to come up with reasonable questions the victim's loved ones deserve answers to. But one detail that stood out to me is where the tow truck was located.

Initial details say it was "idling near the shoulder" (emphasis mine). Now, if the truck was lit up clear as day with emergency lights on, then they may have been as cautious as possible whether they were full on the shoulder or blocking a lane of travel. But I've seen tow trucks that cause obstructions without taking proper precautions, and it can have deadly consequences. Maybe that isn't what happened here, but authorities need to ensure it's part of the questions they work to answer going forward.


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