BROOKLYN (VINnews) – Two people died and several other were hurt when a car ran a red light and hit another vehicle in Brooklyn Monday, police said.
Fire officials responding to the scene at 18th Avenue and 64th Street in Bensonhurst found people in need of extrication from the mangled vehicle.
The two most badly hurt were taken to Maimonides Medical Center in critical condition but could not be saved.
Police say a 49-year-old man was driving “at a high rate of speed” on 18th Avenue and ran a red light. He then hit another vehicle which was crossing 64th Street. That other car then jumped the curb and struck pedestrians. shocking surveillance video from the scene shows.
The driver was taken into custody.
BREAKING/EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: NYPD says driver of white sedan was speeding, ran red light, struck multiple vehicles, multiple pedestrians. 7 total victims (1 dead, 2 critical). 64th and 18th Ave in Brooklyn. Driver in custody. Police investigating if he was drunk. pic.twitter.com/BUGiX6jlDP
— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) March 20, 2023
It’s better to loose a minute rather than a life in a minute
Was Archy called?
yes, know this is even before know who.
was misaskim needed?
I know that light and I often run a red there also. It’s one of those lights that doesn’t make sense and it’s easy to run.
But there is a camera there so I don’t go above 34.