Man recovering after deadly Boston Road crash

Isaiah Williams is currently in the hospital recovering from a fractured skull, broken ribs, bruised lungs and a broken leg.

Isaiah Williams is currently in the hospital recovering from a fractured skull, broken ribs, bruised lungs and a broken leg. (1/15/17)

THE BRONX - A Bronx father is dealing with heartbreak after his son was almost killed in a car crash that took one person's life and injured several others.

Police say 21-year-old Isaiah Williams was pinned inside a 1997 Toyota Camry that his friend crashed near Boston Road and Barnes Avenue on Jan. 5 after he and a group of friends left a bar.

They say the driver, Tanbir Islam, swerved onto the other side of the road, striking at least two other vehicles. Police say Islam fled the scene, leaving his friends behind.

“My son was pinned in the car and the dead boy, Christopher, was laying on top of him, and I heard my son was screaming at the top of his lungs,” says Irwin Williams, father of Isaiah Williams.

Isaiah Williams is currently in the hospital recovering from a fractured skull, broken ribs, bruised lungs and a broken leg. His father said he was also in a coma for two days after the accident.

Islam is charged with manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence.

In an interview with the Daily News, Islam said he is sorry for what happened and can't remember much from the night of the crash.

According to the District Attorney’s Office, Islam was released on bail on Jan. 14.

 

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