Update: Driver Charged After Injuring Eight People, Including One Child
This story is an update on a new story we reported on yesterday.
In Flatbush, eight people were injured, some seriously, after a multi-vehicle crash that happened in Brooklyn.
The driver had been charged with driving while intoxicated.
Witnesses say that a black car was trying to turn when speeding Mercedes jumped the curb and drove up on the sidewalk. This happened on Friday night at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Farragut Road. The car hit into four pedestrians who were there waiting for the bus.
Among the people that were injured was one child, a 16-year-old, and a 21-year old.
David Olivier, a 27-year-old from Flatbush, was the driver of the car. He was charged with a DUI and refused to take a breathalyzer test. He is still at Maimonides Medical Center.
Injuries to victims ranged from minor to more severe. Two other drivers were also taken to the hospital in serious condition. The injured pedestrians are all still at Kings County Hospital.
Have you been injured in a car-pedestrian accident? Was the accident caused by a driver who was acting negligently or criminally? If so, and the accident caused you to sustain serious injuries, you could receive financial compensation from the liable party by filing a personal injury claim. A lawyer can help. Contact Frekhtman & Associates today at (212) 222-1111 for help with a claim in New York.
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