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Nun Sustains Fatal Injuries in Yonkers Car Crash; Two Others Injured


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According to The Journal News, an 81-year-old nun sustained fatal injuries in a two-car crash in Yonkers, New York, on Saturday morning.

Details of the Fatal Accident

Sister Monica Masterson and Sister John Agnes Clancy drove a Ford Focus south on Central Park Avenue at around 11:02 a.m. local time when the crash occurred. The driver of the Ford Focus, Sister Clancy, attempted to turn left into a shopping center when the car wrecked into an SUV traveling northbound.

Sister Masterson required extrication from the car following the collision. She sustained serious injuries and received treatment at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville before succumbing to her injuries at 11:50 a.m. Sister Clancy and the driver of the SUV sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to The Journal News.

Police did not issue charges to either driver, reports The Journal News. Both drivers cooperated with police following the fatal accident.

Sister Masterson, a member of the Dominican Sisters, lived at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ardsley and taught at several schools in Westchester County, according to The Journal News.

Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Statistics

The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 35,092 people died in motor vehicle wrecks on U.S. roadways in 2015, an increase of 7.2 percent from 2014.
  • An estimated 2.44 million people suffered injuries in motor vehicle accidents in 2015.
    • 105,000 more people sustained injuries in crashes in 2015 compared to 2014.
  • Fatal multiple-vehicle crashes increased by 11.2 percent from 2014.

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