Toddler is brain-dead after car jumps Brooklyn curb
A 2-year-old boy who was injured Saturday evening when a car jumped a Brooklyn sidewalk is believed to be brain-dead, and his mother who remains in a coma does not know, the New York Post has reported.
Family members said 37-year-old Wendy McLein was in a semicoma, and her 2-year-old son, Denim, is brain-dead at Kings County Hospital.
A total of 12 people were injured when a vehicle jumped the curb at Church and Utica Avenues in East Flatbush and crashed into scaffolding at approximately 6:45 p.m. on Saturday. The driver of the car told police she lost control of the vehicle when her brakes failed, sending her through a red light and onto the sidewalk. Cops said she passed a breathalyzer test and would not be charged, the Post reports.
Doctors assured McLein’s family that the toddler is not in any pain. They said the mother is expected to recover but has a difficult road ahead.