2 killed, 5 injured when car jumps curb and hits pedestrians in Brooklyn


BENSONHURST, BROOKLYN – New York City police said a car accident in Brooklyn on Monday afternoon left two people dead.

According to a report by NY1, the incident occurred on 18th Avenue near 64th Street in Bensonhurst shortly before 1 p.m.

Police said a man lost control while driving a Toyota Camry and collided with a Honda HR-V, causing both vehicles to hit a pedestrian.  The Toyota then hit a Chevrolet Equinox on 18th Avenue, while a tire came off the Camry and hit a parked vehicle.

The pedestrian who was struck, a 60-year-old woman, was taken to Maimonides Medical Center and pronounced dead.  The driver of the Honda, a 51-year-old man, also died in the crash.  A 49-year-old woman who was a passenger in the Honda was listed in critical condition at NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn.  Four other people injured in the wreck were reported in stable condition at area hospitals.

The driver of the Toyota, 49-year-old Vitaliy Konoplyov of Coney Island, stayed at the scene.  He was arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter.  Police said he was driving without a license.

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