Three people were injured after a car went over a protector rail and slammed into at least two vehicles on the Henry Hudson Parkway, bringing the morning rush to a crawl.
The ruin happened just south of W. 125th St. about 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Police are investigating why the driver of the northbound car lost control before hitting the other cars going in the opposite way. The highway's divider is more than three feet high.
crisis workers took the three victims to St. Luke's Hospital. One was treated and released; the other two are in stable condition.
Cops shut down all but one downtown lane, creating a close to logjam as far north as the George Washington Bridge.