Tesla crashes into Brooklyn assisted living facility, leaving 1 dead, 4 injured

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MILL BASIN, BROOKLYN, NY – One person died and four others were injured when the driver of a Tesla crashed into an assisted living facility in Brooklyn last week, according to The Daily News.

Fatal crash at Brooklyn assisted living facility

(Photo from The Daily News)

The accident happened shortly before midnight on Thursday at the Sunrise at Mill Basin on Strickland Avenue near National Drive. Police said the 21-year-old driver was speeding in a 2021 Tesla sedan when he lost control of the vehicle while making a right turn on Strickland. The vehicle jumped a curb and went through a fence before slamming into the side of the building.

A backseat passenger, identified as 18-year-old Jack Levy, was pronounced dead after being taken to Brookdale Hospital. The driver, along with a 24-year-old man who was in the front seat and a 22-year-old man in the back seat were transported to Kings County Hospital. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening.
An 18-year-old male rear passenger was in stable condition at Brookdale Hospital. No one was injured inside the facility.

The accident took place less than a mile from Levy’s home. The NYPD is continuing its investigation into the cause of the crash.

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