Two People Were Killed in This Crash and the Bronx DA Hasn’t Filed Charges
Warning: Graphic video
Update: DNAinfo reported that the victim in the video is Manuel Quiñones, who was hospitalized in critical condition. The Post reported that the victim is Kadeem Brown. This post has been edited to reflect uncertainty of the victim’s identity. The green cab driver was identified by the Post and the Daily News as Emilio Garcia.
Video posted online shows a speeding green cab driver strike a pedestrian on the Grand Concourse. The driver killed Kadeem Brown and 5-year-old Tierre Clark and injured two others. No charges were filed by NYPD or Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson.
The crash happened at the Grand Concourse and E. 170th Street on March 20. The video, posted on Facebook by a man who identified himself as the owner of a bodega on the northeast corner of the intersection, shows the green cab driver strike a victim at high speed on a Concourse service road.
Brown, 25, died at the scene. In addition to Brown, the cab driver struck Clark and two adults who were standing on the sidewalk, reportedly waiting for a bus. Clark died at a hospital. A 55-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman, who according to some reports was Tierre’s mother, were hospitalized.
The driver was identified only as a 44-year-old man. His name was withheld by NYPD and the Taxi and Limousine Commission.
The TLC told Streetsblog the driver’s TLC license was suspended, pending the outcome of the crash investigation. If NYPD and Johnson decline to file charges it’s likely the driver will have his TLC license restored.
Streetsblog has asked Johnson’s office for an update on this case.
Johnson did not file charges against the woman who drove onto a sidewalk outside a Bronx school last October, hitting 10 people and killing 8-year-old Rylee Ramos.