Tragic New Year's Day Crash in Queens

– Occurred on New Year's Day at 6 a.m. – Two-car crash involving a Mazda and a Honda – Five fatalities in the Mazda, Honda driver in stable condition

– Located on the notorious curve of Cross Island Parkway – Residents speak of difficult driving conditions – Emergency responders find one overturned vehicle

– Five passengers in the Mazda pronounced dead at the scene – Honda driver sent to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, stable condition – Details on victims yet to be released

– Accident still under investigation – Few details released by police spokeswoman – Incident prompts scrutiny of road safety in the area

– Queens crash the second notable incident before sunrise – Earlier crash in Midtown involving a 44-year-old motorist – Motorist rammed into police cars and a food truck on a sidewalk

– Midtown crash occurred at 1:30 a.m. – 10 people injured, including a woman trapped under the food truck – Driver hospitalized in critical but stable condition, charges pending

– Two separate crashes mar the first day of the year – Authorities and residents call for increased road safety measures – Community mourns the lives lost and prays for the injured's recovery