Brooklyn nanny struck by pickup truck after pushing baby out of vehicle’s path

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PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN, NY – A nanny was struck by a pickup truck in Brooklyn Monday morning after pushing an infant out of the vehicle’s path, the Daily News reports.

Woman hit by pickup truck in Park Slope

(Photo from Park Slope Patch)

The incident occurred at the intersection of Union Street and 5th Avenue in Park Slope, where Arcellie Muschamp was pushing a 1-year-old boy in a stroller at about 10:40 a.m. Police said the driver of a Dodge Ram pickup was making a left turn onto Union Street from 5th Avenue when Muschamp shoved the stroller out of the way and was struck by the vehicle herself.

Muschamp, 52, was knocked to the pavement and was rushed to Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. She was listed in critical condition but was reported to be recovering from successful brain surgery.

The stroller ended up on its side along a row of parked cars and the baby boy was not injured.

No charges were immediately filed against the 68-year-old driver of the pickup, who stayed at the scene following the incident. The NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad is continuing its investigation into the crash.

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