4-year-old girl suffers skull fracture in 3-car accident on expressway

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A 4-year-old girl suffered a skull fracture in a three-car collision on the Staten Island Expressway Thursday afternoon, police said.

NYPD received an emergency call at 12:20 p.m. reporting an accident on the New Jersey-bound expressway near the South Avenue exit, an NYPD representative told the Advance/SILive.com.

A Honda Pilot with a U-Haul trailer connected to the back was in the left lane and was rear-ended by a Volvo as traffic slowed, according to police.

Police said the Volvo — which was occupied by the 4-year-old girl, a male adult, a female adult, and an 18-month-old boy — was subsequently rear-ended by a Ford FX4.

All occupants of the Volvo were transported to Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze. The condition of the two adults and boy is unknown, although police said the preliminary investigation shows that they were not seriously injured.

The girl remains in critical condition and has bleeding in her brain, police said.

The Honda Pilot and Ford FX4 occupants were uninjured, police said, and no criminality is suspected.