This was the scene around 7:00 pm at Macon Street and Ralph Avenue
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Grandmother, 67, is killed and her eight-year-old grandson is fighting for his life after driver fleeing cops plows into five pedestrians in Brooklyn

  • A 67-year-old woman passed away at the scene and another was left in a critical condition
  • Two others suffered serious injuries and another victim had minor injuries
  • One of those with serious injuries is an 8-year-old boy 
  • FDNY said the vehicle hit the crowd just after 7pm at Macon Street, Brooklyn
  • Prior to the crash, the car was involved in a police chase after officers attempted to pull over the car over mismatched license plates 
  • One person is in custody following the crash while another fled the scene and is being hunted by officers 

A 67-year-old woman is dead and four others, including her 8-year-old grandson, were injured after a car struck a group of pedestrians in New York City.

The grandmother was pronounced dead at the scene.  

One of the other victims is in critical condition, two suffered serious injuries and another had minor injuries.

One person is in custody following the crash while another fled the scene and is being hunted by officers. 

Prior to the crash, the car was being chased by the police after officers attempted to pull the driver over for mismatched plates, reports the New York Post. One witness said that the car struck a bus stop before hitting the pedestrians. 

Assistant Chief Judith Harrison told the media: ‘As our police officers exited their vehicle and walked up to that vehicle on foot, that vehicle fled at an extremely high rate of speed.’

FDNY said the vehicle hit the crowd just after 7pm at 163 Macon Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn. DailyMail.com has reached out to the FDNY for further information on the incident. 

One of the victims is an 8-year-old child. Harrison said that the boy is ‘fighting for his life right now, he could really use your prayers.’

During a late-night press conference, New York City Mayor Eric Adams blamed the state’s bail reform for the incident. The mayor said in part: ‘We are inviting innocent people to die in this city.’

This was the scene around 7:00 pm at Macon Street and Ralph Avenue

This was the scene around 7:00 pm at Macon Street and Ralph Avenue

The female victim was pronounced dead at the scene

The female victim was pronounced dead at the scene

At least one of the victims was a child

At least one of the victims was a child

Cops, firefighters and ambulances swooped on the scene and taped off the entrance to the road.

The victims are being treated at the Maimonides Medical Center. All are expected to survive.  

The crash occurred in front of the BLM deli. An employee of the store told DailyMail.com that he was inside the store working when the crash occurred. 

He said that he as a male child of around 10 years old laid out on the street following the crash. The employee said there was a lot of blood but he couldn’t tell where it was coming from. 

The employee also said that the security cameras outside of the deli would have got the incident and that investigators have seized the tapes. 

One witness, Lasinda Matthews told the New York Daily News: ‘I was walking and I saw a lady on the floor not moving, not responding. I wasn’t able to see her face. She was lying dead on the street.’ 

Another witness, Noah Meares, told the newspaper: ‘I looked up and saw a lady fly on the air. When I realized she got hit, I ran inside… and yelled for someone to call 911.’ 

An NYPD spokesperson told DailyMail.com that the driver is not among the injured and is not in custody

An NYPD spokesperson told DailyMail.com that the driver is not among the injured and is not in custody

A registered nurse happened to be at the scene when the crash occurred and attended to the victims.  

Dushaun Crawfrod, who owns a barber shop in the neighborhood, told the Daily News: ‘This is a very fast paced area traffic. It’s an avenue, it’s wide and people speed.’ 

Mayor Eric Adams said: ‘We are feeding it over and over again. A small number of bad people think they can do bad things and get out of jail because we have a bad criminal justice system. When are we going to connect the dots?’

He added: ‘The video I observed is chilling for anyone who lives in this community… I live blocks from here. I patronize these store. These are my neighbors. No one deserves to walk across the street with their grandchild and be struck.’ 

The mayor concluded by saying: ‘We will catch the people responsible. Without even knowing who they are, I guarantee you the have a long criminal record.’ 

It has been a bloody 48 hours on New York City’s streets already with two people having been killed and two other hospitalized in separate incidents. 

In one of those incidents, a man was charged with assault and DWI after allegedly hitting his wife with his car following an argument. 

On Friday evening, an 11-year-old boy was critically injured when he was hit by an ice cream truck while he was riding his bicycle.  

The incident occurred here at the intersection of Ralph Avenue and Macon Street

The incident occurred here at the intersection of Ralph Avenue and Macon Street 

 

 

 

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