(FOX NEWS) Questions swirled Thursday around the horrific Manhattan car accident that killed veteran CBS journalist Bob Simon, the straight-shooting, longtime foreign correspondent who once spent 40 days in one of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's infamous prisons.
Simon, 73, who served as a "60 Minutes" correspondent and stamped his passport in 67 countries in a career that began in the 1960s, died Wednesday night when the Lincoln Town Car he was riding in struck the driver's side of a Mercedes which was stopped at a red light, then slammed into metal barriers separating the two traffic lanes, according to the NYPD. The wreck left the black Town Car a twisted tangle of steel, and Simon, who suffered head and chest injuries and was unresponsive, was taken along with the car's driver were taken to Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, where Simon was pronounced dead. Police were planning to interview the driver of the car-for-hire Simon was in and determine whether speed may have played a role.
“He swerved into me,” the Mercedes driver told The New York Post of the driver of the car Simon was in. “He hit me and he looked like he lost control of the car.”
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