Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor
You may have heard or read Tom Brokaw's name tonight in connection with a fatal car accident here in New York in which a female motorist died of her injuries. Tom was in another vehicle and was uninjured and issued this statement:
"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."