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Driver In Wrong Way Westchester Crash Charged With Assault

A look at the scene of the wrong-way crash on the Bronx River Parkway.
A look at the scene of the wrong-way crash on the Bronx River Parkway. Photo Credit: CBS New York

The 35-year-old man who injured a family of six after slamming his SUV into their car driving the wrong way on the Bronx River Parkway last week has been arraigned as he continues to recover from his own injuries sustained in the crash.

Manhattan resident Diego Caceres was charged with assault at his bedside arraignment at Westchester Medical Center on Tuesday morning. He was later remanded to the Westchester County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Caceres is also facing felony charges that include vehicular assault and first-degree reckless endangerment. He was also charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. He is due in Yonkers City Court next week to answer the charges.

Shortly before 3:15 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, Caceres was driving his Nissan Murano south on hte parkway in the northbound lanes when he struck a Dodge Durango head-on that was occupied by a family of six who had just flown in from Florida, police said.

The crash, which occurred south of the Dewitt Avenue overpass in Yonkers, left all seven occupants of the two vehicles with various injuries that included head trauma, broken legs, head and back pain. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening, police noted. The parkway was closed for several hours following the crash as police investigated and crews cleared the scene.

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