Woman charged with crashing stolen car into 5 pedestrians in Manhattan


MANHATTAN, NY – A Westchester County woman has been indicted in connection with a crash that occurred in Manhattan last month, prosecutors said.

32-year-old Sharon Godwin of Peekskill is facing multiple charges for the March 15th incident, according to a news release from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg Jr.

Godwin had allegedly stolen a car from Yonkers and was driving in the area of Broadway and West 190th Street.  Authorities said she ended up crashing into five pedestrians on the sidewalk, including two children, and left them with serious injuries.

After being arrested Godwin provided a fake name to police, Bragg said.

“Sharon Godwin allegedly plowed her stolen vehicle onto a crowded sidewalk and injured multiple pedestrians and children,” said Bragg. “Vehicular violence is a serious threat to the everyday safety of Manhattanites who are trying to walk, bike or drive as they go about their daily lives.”

Godwin was charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with two counts of first-degree assault, seven counts of second-degree assault, and one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

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