Vehicle hits pedestrians in Brooklyn; 2 children dead

  • Vehicle hits pedestrians in Brooklyn; 2 children dead

Vehicle hits pedestrians in Brooklyn; 2 children dead

"The kids were run straight over, and the driver tried to get away and hit a vehicle, " a witness who spoke on the condition of anonymity told the Post.

Multiple reports say Bruns told investigators she suffered a medical condition while driving.

Three people, including two children, were hit by a vehicle, police said.

Dorothy Bruns was arrested after police say she hit five people, including two children, in Park Slope.

Mayor Bill DeBlasio and the NYPD confirmed that both children were transported to the hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

She fatally mowed down a 1-year-old boy, Joshua Lew, and a 4-year-old girl, Abigail Blumenstein, the daughter of Tony Award-winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles. She has not been charged in the hit-and-run, and was still at NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn early Tuesday, according to the Daily News. The two women are now listed in stable condition. The condition of her unborn child is unknown.

"It's really, really sad what happened today", de Blasio said of the crash. According to her landlord, the driver allegedly had "seizures". 'This loss of life is tragic and painful for all of us, especially parents'.

De Blasio's private Park Slope residence is nearby, and he said he knew the intersection "very, very well".

"She just threw her head back, like she didn't want to see what she was about to do", said the eyewitness, who claimed she was about to cross the same intersection with a friend when the collision occurred. "I send my deepest condolences to the victims" family'. "She is always kind and always has a smile".