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One hospitalized, six others injured in multi-car crash on the Brooklyn Bridge

One hospitalized, six others injured in multi-car crash on the Brooklyn Bridge that left eastbound lanes closed for hours

  • A 30-year-old man was hospitalized with critical injuries following a multi-car crash on the Brooklyn Bridge just before 3pm Saturday
  • Six others were treated on the scene for more minor injuries
  • Photos obtained by DailyMail.com show at least three vehicles involved in the crash, including a black SUV with its passenger side and roof smashed in
  • A black sedan was also seen overturned in the eastbound lanes with its drivers’ side window smashed and its back bumper strewn across the lanes
  • Another vehicle seemed to have its back bumper completely smashed in, with its front window shattered
  • Police were asking people to avoid the area as eastbound lanes remained closed
  • Authorities are now investigating the cause of the crash

One person has been hospitalized and six others suffered minor injuries in a multi-car crash on the Brooklyn Bridge Saturday afternoon.

Police say the crash occurred just before 3pm and shut down all eastbound lanes for hours as crews worked to clear the scene of debris.

Authorities also told DailyMail.com a 30-year-old male was taken to Bellevue Hospital with critical injuries and six others were treated at the scene for more minor injuries. The victim at the hospital is expected to survive, the police have said.

On Twitter, the New York Police Department warned drivers to steer clear of the area and take alternative routes, as traffic remained in a standstill for hours.

Police told DailyMail.com the scene was still not cleared by 5.30pm.

New York City police officers were on the scene of the Brooklyn Bridge Saturday afternoon to assess the damage from a multi-vehicle crash

At least three cars were involved in the crash, resulting in one person being taken to the local hospital while six others were treated on the scene for more minor injuries

At least three cars were involved in the crash, resulting in one person being taken to the local hospital while six others were treated on the scene for more minor injuries

Photos obtained by DailyMail.com show a black SUV with its passenger side and roof smashed in in the aftermath of the crash

Photos obtained by DailyMail.com show a black SUV with its passenger side and roof smashed in in the aftermath of the crash

Another vehicle was completely overturned on the eastbound lanes of the bridge

Another vehicle was completely overturned on the eastbound lanes of the bridge

The black sedan's trunk was open, with its drivers' side window smashed and its back bumper strewn across the eastbound lanes

The black sedan’s trunk was open, with its drivers’ side window smashed and its back bumper strewn across the eastbound lanes

Another black sedan suffered major damage to its rear end, with the rearview window completely gone and the front window shattered

Another black sedan suffered major damage to its rear end, with the rearview window completely gone and the front window shattered

Police are now investigating the cause of the crash, which remained uncleared through Saturday evening

Police are now investigating the cause of the crash, which remained uncleared through Saturday evening

Photos obtained by DailyMail.com in the aftermath show at least three vehicles suffering from varying degrees of damage – including one black sedan that was completely overturned.

The car’s trunk appeared to be smashed in, with its drivers’ side window broken and an airbag deployed.

Debris, including the car’s back bumper, were strewn across the eastbound lanes of the bridge – which sees about 116,000 vehicles crossing it each day, according to the New York Department of Transportation.

Just a few miles away, a black SUV could be seen with its passenger side door completely smashed in, and broken windows. The top of the car also seemed to be dented inward.

And another photo obtained by DailyMail.com seemed to show a third black sedan with its rear end completely smashed inward, leaving the rearview window broken and its back bumper falling off as the front window was shattered.

It remains unclear what had transpired in the moments leading up to the crash, which is currently under investigation by the New York Police Department.

Eastbound traffic was in a standstill for hours following the crash Saturday night

Eastbound traffic was in a standstill for hours following the crash Saturday night

The New York Police Department urged drivers to steer clear of the scene and take alternative routes

The New York Police Department urged drivers to steer clear of the scene and take alternative routes

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