Nine pedestrians injured when car jumps curb

(Metro File Photo.)

Nine pedestrians were injured on Saturday evening when a car jumped the curb and smashed into some scaffolding at the corner of Church and Utica in Brooklyn, according to FDNY and NYPD reports.

Around 6:45 p.m., officers arrived on the scene to find 11 victims injured, including the driver and passenger of the vehicle.

Cops say a 48-year-old woman driving a 2004 Lincoln northbound on Utica was nearing the traffic light at Church Avenue when she accidentally accelerated instead of braking.

She shot through the intersection, and tried to steer through traffic but lost control of the car and jumped the curb, slamming into the nine pedestrians.

The car only stopped after smashing into some scaffolding and a bus shelter, according to NYPD reports.

Police say four critically injured victims, including a three-year-old boy, were taken to Kings County Hospital with head trauma.

Three other victims had neck and back injuries, but were listed in stable condition, and two additional had minor injuries.

The driver and passenger both suffered neck and back injuries.

All the victims are now listed in stable condition, cops said.

No arrests have been made and no charges are filed, but an investigation is on-going.


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