BROOKLYN, NY – The driver of a Honda SUV struck and critically injured a 10-year-old girl on Sunday afternoon, AM NY reports.
The child was walking in a crosswalk at the intersection of Remsen Avenue and Avenue L at approximately 1:50 p.m. when the Honda crashed into her with enough force to crumple its front end.
EMS reported that the child sustained severe injuries in the collision. A witness said that the child lay motionless in the road after the crash. EMS rushed the girl to Brookdale University Medical Center for treatment. There is no information available about the child’s identity or her current condition at this time.
The driver remained at the scene after the accident. The results of a sobriety test indicated that intoxication did not play a role in the crash.
Officers from the 69th Precinct are still investigating the accident. Police have yet to make any arrests or file criminal charges.
New York Pedestrian Accidents
New York City reported 115 pedestrian fatalities in 2018. In every case, the victim was struck by a motor vehicle rather than a bicycle — such accidents are comparatively rare, typically fewer than three in any given year. Negligent and reckless driving places everyone at risk, but pedestrians are at a particular risk.