NBC News pater familias Tom Brokaw and his wife Meredith survived a serious scare on Friday afternoon, sources tell The Observer, when their car was involved in a three car accident on the Bruckner Expressway in the Bronx.
The accident, which primarily involved an SUV and a postal truck, left one person dead, according to a report on 1010 Wins.
Mr. Brokaw walked away without injury.
A spokesperson for NBC News passed along the following statement from Mr. Brokaw:
Tom and Meredith Brokaw, at around 1pm 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.