A three-vehicle crash on the Brooklyn Bridge early Monday sent one person to the hospital in serious condition and injured several others, police said. 

The chain of events started when a 2013 Ford Fusion stopped on the Brooklyn-bound side of the bridge at about 4:50 a.m. A 2004 Lexus ES then rear-ended the car, police said. 

Police said the driver of the Lexus, who appeared drunk and was taken into custody, then backed up and tried to drive around the stalled car. But someone in a 2012 Honda Accord then T-boned him, seriously injuring the passenger in the Lexus. 

The passenger, who was not identified, was taken to New York Methodist Hospital in serious condition, but was likely to survive. Charges were pending against the driver in that car, police said. 

Several people suffered minor injuries in the crash, police said.

It was not immediately clear why the driver of the Ford was stopped on the bridge.