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Two Pedestrians Critical After Manhattan and Brooklyn Crashes This Week

12:36 PM EDT on June 15, 2011

A pedestrian was critically injured Monday at Surf Ave. and W. 29th St. in Coney Island. The driver later surrendered to police. Image: Google Maps

Crashes in Manhattan and Brooklyn have left two pedestrians in critical condition this week.

According to NYPD, around 8:23 p.m. Tuesday a 41-year-old woman walking at 330 W. 145th St. in Harlem was struck by a driver who jumped the curb. Police said a 63-year-old male was attempting to parallel park his Ford Explorer when his foot slipped off the brake and hit the accelerator, pinning the victim to a wall. As usual when the driver is not intoxicated and does not flee, "No criminality is suspected." The investigation is ongoing.

Tuesday's incident is the latest in a spate of Harlem crashes. On June 2, an 89-year-old pedestrian was killed and five others were hospitalized when two vehicles collided at W. 145th and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard. The next day a motorcyclist was hurt when he was hit by the driver of a van one block away.

On Monday, a pedestrian was critically injured by a hit-and-run driver at Surf Ave. and W. 29th St. in Coney Island. A 21-year-old male later turned himself in to police and was charged with leaving the scene. NYPD had no further details.

As of this writing Streetsblog could find no media coverage of either incident.

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