Driver jumps curb in Brooklyn, hits bicycle rider and pedestrian


BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, BROOKLYN – Police say a driver is facing charges following an accident in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Sunday night that left two people hospitalized.

According to the New York Post, a woman was driving a 2010 BMW 328 at the intersection of Tompkins Avenue and Halsey Street when the incident happened shortly before midnight.

The NYPD said the driver jumped the curb and struck a 19-year-old woman who was walking across the street.  The vehicle also hit a 32-year-old man riding a bicycle.

The pedestrian was listed in critical condition while the bicycle rider sustained minor injuries and was in stable condition.  Both were being treated at the Kings County Hospital Center.

The driver, identified as 20-year-old Crystal DeJesus of Manhattan, remained at the scene.

She was subsequently arrested on multiple charges, including vehicular assault, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 or more, driving while intoxicated, and reckless driving.

Police also said she was driving without insurance or registration.

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