Man charged with DWI in Brooklyn crash that injured his 9-year-old niece

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EAST FLATBUSH, BROOKLYN, NY – A man alleged to have been driving drunk was involved in a crash that critically injured a young girl in Brooklyn, reports the New York Post.

9-year-old injured in Brooklyn crash

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The accident happened early Tuesday morning at the intersection of Kings Highway and East 92nd Street in East Flatbush. Police said 53-year-old Marcos Portorreal was behind the wheel of a Ford Explorer when he made a left turn onto East 92nd Street at about 1 a.m. The Explorer crashed into a Range Rover that was going north on Kings Highway.

Portorreal’s 9-year-old niece was rushed to Kings County Hospital Center, where she was listed in critical condition with head and leg injuries. Three other female passengers in the vehicle, two 46-year-olds and a 28-year-old, sustained minor injuries.

Portorreal was charged with driving while intoxicated. WABC reports the driver of the Range Rover, 40-year-old Garth Morris, was also arrested and was charged with driving while ability impaired.  Morris suffered minor injuries.

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