Woman dead, grandson injured after car hits pedestrians in Brooklyn

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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, BROOKLYN, NY – Police said a fleeing driver struck a group of pedestrians at an intersection in Brooklyn Saturday night, according to the New York Post.

The incident left a 67-year-old woman dead and four other people injured, including the woman’s 8-year-old grandson.

According to the NYPD, police officers tried to pull over a driver at Ralph Avenue and Chauncey Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant at about 7:10 p.m. after noticing the vehicle had mismatched license plates.  As officers walked up to the vehicle on foot the driver took off at a high rate of speed, police said.

After about five blocks, the driver hit two pedestrians and a bicyclist and then went on to crash into another pedestrian and a vehicle.

WABC reports the woman who was killed in the incident was identified as Lynn Christopher.  Her grandson was listed in critical condition at Maimonides Medical Center.  Three other people sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.

Police said one suspect in the vehicle was taken into custody while two passengers took off on foot following the crash and were still being sought.

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