The 44yr old driver who caused the deaths of 1yr old Joshua Lew and 4yr old Abigail Blumenstein is not facing charges at this time, according to Police sources. The driver was transported from the scene to a hospital where she remains hospitalized.
According to Police sources, the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad is currently working with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to suspend her Driver License, pending a complete Medical Review.
Police said the Investigation into this tragic incident is ongoing.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, accompanied by his wife Chirlane McCray, were spotted in Park Slope just one block away from where 1yr old Joshua Lew and 4yr old Abigail Blumenstein were struck and killed by a 44yr old woman driving a white Volvo on 9th Street at 5th Avenue in Brooklyn.
Mayor de Blasio first had breakfast with his wife inside of the Colson Patisserie before heading to the gym across the street, where he spoke with a group of protesters before proceeding to his workout.
The Protesters, including Paul Steely White from the group Transportation Alternatives, voiced their concerns for the safety of pedestrians and cyclists and pressed the Mayor for meaningful solutions.
A 4yr old girl and a 1yr boy were pronounced dead at Methodist Hospital after they and two 34yr old women were run over by a 44yr old woman driving a white Volvo sedan on 9th Street at 5th Avenue in Brooklyn.
The Volvo then crashed into several parked vehicles. The two adult female victims, one of whom is reported to be pregnant, were also taken to Methodist Hospital where they were listed in Critical but Stable condition.
It is not clear at this time whether any relationship exists between the adult victims and the deceased children. The driver of the Volvo was taken into custody at the scene.
A 33yr old man who volunteered to help remove debris at a construction site belonging to the Church of God of Prophecy at 463 Rutland Road in Brooklyn was seriously injured after the section he was standing on collapsed.
The man fell straight through to the basement level and was buried by approximately six feet of debris.
It took more than one hundred firefighters, with some assistance from a Con Edison crew using a vacuum truck, just over one hour to free him from beneath the rubble.
The injured man was rushed to Kings County Hospital and was expected to survive his harrowing ordeal. It is unclear at this time whether proper permits were in place for work at the site, or whether any violations or Stop Work orders have been issued.
By Theodore Parisienne Posted 11:05am – Updated 5:55pm
35yr old Angel Campana, who was a passenger in a black Mercedes Benz sedan, died at Harlem Hospital after the 33yr old female driver of the car slammed into the back of a double parked delivery truck northbound on Frederick Douglas Boulevard at West 129th Street in Manhattan.
The driver of the Mercedes then careened across the street and crashed into a tree. The driver was also taken to Harlem Hospital and placed under arrest on charges of Driving While Intoxicated.
A 24yr old female NYPD Officer was pronounced dead on scene after shooting herself in the head inside of 35 Troutman Street in Brooklyn.
The deceased Officer worked with the Department for the last two years. The events that lead to this tragedy are not known at this time. Authorities have not released the name of the deceased Officer at this time, pending proper family notification.
By Theodore Parisienne (Updated 02/25/2018 at 10:05pm)
A 21yr old man died at Interfaith Hospital after he was stabbed in the chest outside of a New York City Men’s’ Shelter at 1322 Bedford Avenue near Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. Authorities could not say whether the victim or his attacker are residents of the shelter.
Authorities identified the deceased as 21yr old Miguel Acosta. No Arrests have been made at this time.
Cops found a 67yr old man unconscious and unresponsive behind the wheel of a blue Buick stopped in the center lane southbound on 2nd Avenue at East 22nd Street in Manhattan at about 10:40AM. Rescuers had to break the rear driver side passenger window to free the man from the locked car.
Medics were seen performing CPR before rushing the man to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition. His identity and the exact circumstances are unknown at this time.
A man who reportedly fired a gun at his girlfriend during an argument was taken into custody without incident after an hours long standoff with Cops inside of 395 Bainbridge Street in Brooklyn. A woman was also removed in handcuffs, but it is not clear what role she might have played.