Motorists Kill Three Pedestrians and Seriously Injure Two Kids in Five Days
New York City motorists killed three adults and seriously injured two children in five crashes since last Thursday.
At around 10 p.m. Sunday, the driver of a Jeep Wrangler hit 7-year-old Abriana Carrasco near an ice cream truck on E. 214th Street at Paulding Avenue in the Bronx, according to the Daily News.
“You could hear her crying and she was saying something, but you couldn’t hear it,” said witness Miele Rue, 38, who saw the little girl, crumpled and bleeding, on the street shortly after the collision on E. 214 St. near Paulding Ave. in Allerton. “There was ice cream on the ground and there was blood around her.”
The Post reported that the driver, who witnesses said was a woman, ran Abriana over while fleeing the scene:
“She was speeding,” one witness said of the driver. “She was going way too fast. She hit her and the little girl flew.
“The driver hit the brakes.’’
But after she stopped, the heartless driver took off and “ran over the girl with her front and back wheels,’’ a police source said.
Abriana was hospitalized in critical but stable condition with two broken legs and a broken hip. The motorist who ran her over was not immediately identified or apprehended.
“The driver was driving recklessly,” Elvis Perez, Abriana’s cousin, told the Daily News. “It’s Memorial Day weekend. You can see there’s an ice cream truck, you know there are gonna be kids. How can you just speed down the road?”
Sincere Atkins, 8, was crossing Sutphin Boulevard near 125th Avenue in Queens Monday when a driver struck him with a Toyota Corolla. The Daily News reported that Sincere was headed to join his cousin at a playground when he was hit.
“I saw a little boy, lying on the street, his left leg was a full 45-degree angle from his body and his other leg was parallel to his body. He had a laceration on his head and he had bit his tongue, he was bleeding from the mouth,” said DiMaggio Spencer, 43, who was in the park with his stepson.
“I grabbed his hand, we were trying to get everyone away from him, we didn’t want to move him,” said Spencer.
“He was gasping, every few minutes he was opening his eyes a little bit but his eyes were rolling in the back of his head. He was actually trying to move his head,” the man said.
The News reported that Sincere was in stable condition as of last night. Photos show NYPD crash investigators at the scene. The crash occurred on a block with housing and a park on opposite sides of the street. No charges were reported filed against the driver.
At approximately 4:54 this morning, the driver of a U.S. Postal Service truck fatally struck 52-year-old Dorria Campfield at Fulton Street at Rockaway Avenue in Brooklyn, according to NYPD. Campfield, of the Bronx, was pronounced dead at Interfaith Hospital.
Police said Campfield was in the intersection when she was struck, but as of this morning the NYPD public information office did not know who had the right of way. No summonses or charges were immediately filed against the 66-year-old male driver, whose name was not released. The Collision Investigation Squad is investigating the crash, police said.
Ian Paul Bubb was crossing Glenwood Road at Rockaway Parkway at around 8:20 p.m. Friday when Richard Williams hit and killed him with a Jeep SUV, the Post reported. Bubb, 49, of Flatlands, died at Brookdale Hospital. Anonymous NYPD sources told the Post Bubb was “jaywalking,” and that Williams turned himself in. Williams, 26, was charged with felony leaving the scene, according to court records, and was released on $25,000 bond. His next court appearance is set for Thursday.
At around 11:55 a.m. last Thursday a motorist backed a Mercedes SUV into 76-year-old Galina Shibayeva at the intersection of Shore Parkway and 24th Avenue in Bath Beach, according to the Daily News.
Shibayeva was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. What appeared to be a walker lay just a few feet from her body.
The 21-year-old driver stayed at the scene, police said. It was unclear whether she will face any charges or be ticketed.