Here’s a statement regarding Tom Brokaw’s terrifying accident and brush with death yesterday.
“Tom and Meredith Brokaw, at around 1 p.m. today, were in a three vehicle accident on the Bruckner Expressway. The Brokaws were in the far left lane when they noticed a spool of cable bouncing along the far right lane.
Just then, a green SUV in the right lane came up fast and tried to avoid the cable. The driver lost control of her vehicle and slid into the middle lane, forcing a mail truck into the Brokaw lane of traffic. As the mail truck careened into the Brokaw lane, Tom hit the brakes hard and skidded along the median. When the mail truck catapulted the median the Brokaw vehicle slid into it.
Neither Tom nor Meredith were injured but tragically the driver of the SUV was thrown from her vehicle and killed. Tom and Meredith are greatly saddened by this loss of life.”
The woman driver was identified as a 28-year-old who worked nearby. Her autopsy is scheduled for today.
Bet Tom will have a harrowing tale to tell Monday on the “Today Show.”
We’re so glad he and his wife are okay. Our sympathy is with the loved ones of the woman who tragically was killed in the crash. Very sad.
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