Hit-and-run driver strikes woman, 4 children in Brooklyn


MIDWOOD, BROOKLYN – Police were searching for a driver who fled the scene after hitting five people in Brooklyn Wednesday night, the New York Post reported.

The incident happened in the Midwood section of the borough, at the intersection of Avenue J and New York Avenue.

Police tried to stop the driver of a Mercedes-Benz, but the driver took off and reportedly went through school bus stop signs before hitting a woman and four children.  The woman had been picking up two of her children from a school bus at about 5 p.m. when they were hit.

The crash left the 41-year-old woman pinned under the bus.  She and her two children, ages 8 and 5, were transported to an area hospital.  The two other injured victims were children ages 3 and 1.  All five were listed in stable condition.

The driver fled the scene but police later recovered the unoccupied vehicle abandoned a short distance from the scene, at E 24th St and Glenwood Road.  No arrests have been made.

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