Brooklyn car accident: 67-year-old woman killed, 4 injured after driver plows into crowd in NYC
A woman was killed and four others, including a child, were injured after a driver plowed into a group of pedestrians in New York City. While a 67-year-old woman died, one was in critical condition. Two people suffered serious injuries and another had minor injuries. The car reportedly hit the crowd just after 7 pm at 163 Macon Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn.
An NYPD spokesperson told the Daily Mail that the driver is not in custody and is not among those who were injured. The crash took place in front of the BLM deli. An employee of the store said that he was inside the shop when the crash occurred, and recalled how a male child, of about 10, was laid out on the street after the incident happened. He could see a lot of blood but could not figure out where it was coming from. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two other similar incidents took place in the last 48 hours on the streets of NYC. In one of these, a man was charged with assault and DWI after he allegedly hit his wife with a car after they had an argument. In another case, an ice cream truck allegedly hit an 11-year-old boy while he was riding his bicycle, critically injuring him.
Just about a month ago, three young women were killed when a drunken driver allegedly crashed into their livery car after they left a Sweet 16 party on Long Island, police and sources confirmed. Dante Lennon, 22, was driving a Mercedes-Benz sedan when he allegedly T-boned a Lincoln Town Car on Jericho Turnpike in New Hype Park, killing three women inside the vehicle, Nassau County Police Department said. The driver and two other passengers had to be rushed to the hospital and they were later reportedly said to be in a stable condition.
The three women were pronounced dead at the scene. A law enforcement source told New York Post that the women who died had just left a Sweet 16 party at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Surveillance footage showed the driver of the Lincoln turning left onto Jericho Turnpike gradually when the Mercedes crashed into it. The collision sent the two cars flying down the road, the video reportedly showed.
These incidents are among many other vehicular-related tragedies that took place in recent times. In March, six teenage girls were killed in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, after their car collided with a semi-truck. Around the same time, Jayana Tanae Webb was arrested for running over two troopers in Pennsylvania while driving drunk. In late January, career criminal Gary Robinson jumped a red light causing a deadly crash, killing as many as nine people, including a baby, in Las Vegas.