NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw was involved in a three car accident on Friday. Though Brokaw and his wife Meredith were not injured, the driver of the second car was killed after being thrown from her vehicle. The Brokaws released the following statement, in which they explain the circumstances of the crash and pass on their condolences.
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. (via MSNBC)
Below you can see a news report of the tragic accident:
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