A stolen Tahoe being driven by a New York minor crashed into another SUV in Flatbush on May 16, causing injuries to four people. The driver of the vehicle was arrested and charged with grand larceny, being in possession of property that was stolen and use of a vehicle without permission. According to investigators in the incident, the 18-year-old male jumped into the vehicle in Brownsville on Rockaway Blvd. as the SUV was left unattended with the motor running.
The two-vehicle accident occurred shortly after 9 p.m. after police noticed an SUV run a red light and followed the vehicle. Three blocks further, the SUV ran another red light where it crashed into a second SUV, a Pathfinder, causing both vehicles to spin. As the vehicles went in different directions.
The vehicle that was struck ran up over a sidewalk, barely missing a woman pushing an infant in a stroller. However, debris from the SUV struck the child and both woman and child were transported to a hospital, where their conditions were reported as stable. The vehicle that had been stolen struck another woman pushing a stroller when it ran up over a curb. A wheel came off the SUV when it jumped the curb. Reportedly the baby was not struck, but the SUV hit the mother of the child, tossing her in the air. She was listed as being in critical condition.
A victim of a pedestrian accident may face high medical bills and other expenses. When the pedestrian had the right of way, an attorney can often help seek compensation for those amounts through a personal injury lawsuit filed against the at-fault motorist.
Source: New York Daily News, “Teen in stolen SUV causes collision in Brooklyn, injures four pedestrians”, Todd Maisel, May 16, 2016
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