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Tom Brokaw Involved in Fatal Car Crash

12/4/2009 7:49 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Tom Brokaw Involved in Fatal Car CrashTMZ has learned NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw was involved in a 3-car accident in New York today around 1:00 PM Eastern Time.

Brokaw was in his car with his wife. A woman in one of the other cars died when she was thrown from her SUV.

Brokaw and his wife, Meredith, are OK.

The Brokaws just released the following statement:

"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."


UPDATE: The victim has been identified as a 28-year-old woman, who worked near the scene of the accident. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.

UPDATE 6:05 PM EST: The FDNY just released more information about the accident, explaining, "the vehicles collided & [the SUV driver] went off the highway & to the ground below ... Another male went to a local hospital in serious condition- private ambulance transported him."

Tom Brokaw

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1.

Heene    

He always seemed like a nice news man. R.I.P.

1599 days ago
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Heene    

Oh nevermind, don't R.I.P. Tom, R.I.P. to the people you ran over.

1599 days ago
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mark    

BAD BAD headline - makes it seem like TOM died. i'd change that b/c it's shocking to read at first.

1599 days ago
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Melissa    

Probably wasn't wearing a seatbelt. As far as I'm concerned, people who don't wear seatbelts are just asking to become Darwin Award winners.

1599 days ago
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coco    

That's what happens when you don't wear seat belt. Good thing the Brokaws and mail man are ok.

1599 days ago
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Janet    

God bless her soul and her family members and friends she's left behind. Thank God it wasn't worse.

1599 days ago
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Icebaby    

At least they're both okay. But has anyone noticed Simone and balls missing?

1599 days ago
8.

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1599 days ago
9.

MG    

Can anyone post what make/model of car this is pictured?

Thanks....

1599 days ago
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feyo    

My husband and I saw a SUV rollover and all five people inside were ejected. None were wearing seatbelts. The ipod that the 16 year old girl in the front had in her hand broke our windshield. WEAR YOUR SEATBELTS PEOPLE!!! If not for yourselves, but for those of us who have to watch your dumb a$$s being thrown out of the vehicle!!!

1599 days ago
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oh yaaaaaaaaaaa    

Thankyou for ur Post..hope many read it..btw..bad headline

1599 days ago
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REALbarbwire7    

I agree - Change the headline. Thank God they were not injured, but how sad about the young woman who died. My dearest friend died last month in a car crash, so I feel for them. It's devastating.

1599 days ago
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unknown    

CHANGE THE HEADLINE...YOU MAKE IT SOUND LIKE TOM DIED!

1599 days ago
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JIMMY    

SO, HE'S NOT DEAD RIGHT ? YES I AGREE BAD HEAD LINE, NEED TO CHANGE. ALMOST POSTED HE WAS DEAD ON MY FACE BOOK. WOULD HAVE LOOKED LIKE A LIAR

1599 days ago
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Denver    

Wow,the fun "news" has gotten really slow again all of a sudden since nothing really juicy developed with the tiger story.That looked like it was going to explode with real goodies...but has sort of crapped out...at least for now. And now we're getting this...and nas...ans well we're really getting nothing. I was thinking tiger was going to go all O.J. there for a minute. C'mon...somebody go really crazy !

1599 days ago
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