Several pedestrians were struck, and two people were killed today when a driver lost control of his car in Brooklyn. Security camera footage captured the horrific scene. The video has been added below.
The identity of the driver who caused the accident has not been disclosed. As of now, it's known that it was a 49-year-old male.
The 49-year-old driver of the white car ran a red light and lost control when he T-boned a black SUV. Both cars spun out and wrecked the surrounding area.
Seven people were rushed to Maimonides Hospital and NYU Langone. Two passed away from injuries resulting from the accident. One person is still in critical condition. Bystanders and anyone fortunate to have not been injured in the accident stood in shock as it unfolded.
The driver of the car that caused the accident did not seem to have any serious injuries but was taken to the hospital, and then into custody shortly after the accident for questioning. As of Monday, the driver was not arrested, and the charges are unknown.
The accident occurred on 18th Avenue near West 65th around 1:00 pm Monday afternoon.
Video footage shows the driver of the white car running the red light and trying to jump out of the car onto the curb as the vehicle spun out of control and careened into the SUV and pedestrians. Before running the red light, the driver of the white car was driving erratically and at high speeds.
The aftermath of the accident is equally as devastating. A utility pole was knocked over, glass and car parts are littered all over the road.
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