NYC car crash: Two people dead, five others injured after car jumps curb in Brooklyn
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BROOKLYN, NEW YORK: Two people died and another five were injured when a car jumped a curb in Brooklyn on Monday, March 20.
The car crash happened just before 1 pm when a man lost control of his car on 18th Avenue in Bensonhurst and apparently blew through a red light before ramming into another vehicle at the intersection of 64th Street, police said in a report by NY Post.
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Smashed-up car spiraling into pedestrians
The surveillance video shows the white car colliding with the black SUV at the intersection on 64th Street, sending the white car spinning out of control onto the curb while also taking down a pole with it. Several people who were walking on that road narrowly escaped. A closer look at the damage to the vehicles showed shattered glass, open airbags, and shards of metal scattered all over the street. In the aftermath of the crash, responders rushed to get the victims loaded into ambulances.
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Two people were rushed to Maimonides hospital but could not be saved. Five people were hospitalized, but one of them is in critical condition, while the four others are in stable condition, according to the police. It is still unclear if the driver of the smashed-up car was among them or among those who were killed. Police confirmed that the driver of the out-of-control car remained on the scene and was taken into custody on unknown charges.
The accident took place in a busy commercial corridor, where a lot of people were shopping."I've never seen an accident like this in my life. The guy had to come really, really fast. I've been impacted by this and knock down the left -- everything, the pole. It's incredible," the witness told CBS2.
Notably, car crashes have become quite frequent in the past few days. In another tragic car crash, on Sunday, March 19, on the New York Highway, five children between the ages of five and seventeen from the same family died. Another crash occurred overnight on Sunday on the Hutchinson River Parkway when a Nissan Rogue containing five passengers veered off the road, hit a boulder, and then ran into a tree before being engulfed in flames. According to a report by MSN, the crash killed four passengers and the driver, while a young passenger was left injured.