BRONX, NY – Seven people, including multiple pedestrians, were injured in an accident in the Bronx on Wednesday.
The accident occurred at approximately 12:00 p.m. on June 17, according to Gothamist. A traffic camera captured a small four-door sedan speeding through an intersection at Fordham Road and Jerome Avenue. The vehicle struck multiple pedestrians and cyclists in a crosswalk as the driver was heading east on Jerome Avenue. The car then hit a parked SUV, pushing it into a sidewalk coffee cart.
Police officers identified the driver as 43-year-old Kevin Crosby. Crosby was one of seven people who were injured in the accident. EMS personnel transported all of the injured people to a local hospital for treatment. They report that the victims sustained primarily contusions and abrasions and that none of the injuries were life-threatening.
Officers arrested Crosby after the accident and charged him with multiple offenses, including aggravated vehicular assault, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, and leaving the scene of an accident.
Reckless Driving in NYC
Every driver has the responsibility to exercise caution and care while operating a motor vehicle. When a driver engages in reckless behavior, they place everyone around them at risk of a serious or life-threatening accident. Reckless driving encompasses numerous dangerous activities on the road such as:
- Driving more than 20 miles per hour over the speed limit
- Ignoring traffic signs or lights
- Weaving through traffic
- Road rage
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