A motorist was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries Saturday after his BMW careened off a Queens highway and slammed into a tree, police said.
Horrified witnesses told police that the BMW was traveling at a high rate of speed on the curvy Jackie Robinson Parkway at about noon when the driver lost control in a westbound lane.
The car veered into a wooded area off the highway and hit a tree near Forest Park Drive, police said.
First responders found the mangled car resting against the tree.
Medics rushed the man, believed to be in his 50s, to Jamaica Hospital with critical injuries.
“He’s in pretty bad shape,” one first responder with knowledge of the collision said.
The car flew off the road between exits 3 and 4 — before a bend on the highway.
Thick black skid marks were found on the highway, leading investigators to believe that he slammed on the brakes just before the crash.
Police are trying to determine what sparked the single-car accident.
As of Friday, 19 motorists have been killed in crashes in the five boroughs this year. There were 24 fatalities by this time in 2016, cops said.