Update on Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident, Mayor de Blasio Speaks
An incident we reported on earlier this week which resulted in the death of two children in Brooklyn has an update. The driver, Dorothy Bruns, hit into pedestrians on the crosswalk and caused the deaths of two children who were walking with their mothers.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has said he thinks Dorothy Bruns, who caused the accident because she ran a red light while driving in her white Volvo, should be in prison.
Many people in Brooklyn are outraged after the accident. Residents of the Park Slope took to the streets to protest and asked the mayor to put an effective safety strategy in place to protect pedestrians.
The mayor said the Bruns shouldn’t have been allowed to be driving a car since she had so many similar violations already on file.
Bruns hasn’t been charged with a crime yet or even charge for violating traffic laws. It is possible, however, that she could face manslaughter charges. She claims she was suffering from a seizure at the time of the accident.
Further updates on this story may be available in the future.
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