Car Barrels onto Sidewalk in Brooklyn, Mowing Down Boy, Video Shows | NBC New York

Car Barrels onto Sidewalk in Brooklyn, Mowing Down Boy, Video Shows

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    An out-of-control vehicle barreled onto a sidewalk in Brooklyn Monday afternoon, knocking down a small boy as he was walking and hurting another adult, according to authorities and surveillance video from the scene. Gus Rosendale reports. (Published Monday, June 1, 2015)

    UPDATE: WATCH: 3-Year-Old Boy's Incredible Recovery After Horrifying NYC Sidewalk Crash; "Thank God He's Fine"

    An out-of-control vehicle barreled onto a sidewalk in Brooklyn Monday afternoon, knocking down a small boy as he was walking and hurting another adult, according to authorities and surveillance video from the scene. 

    Car Smashes onto Sidewalk in Brooklyn, Hitting Boy

    [NY] Car Smashes onto Sidewalk in Brooklyn, Hitting Boy
    An out-of-control vehicle crashed into a busy sidewalk in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, Monday afternoon, hurting an adult and a child. WARNING: This surveillance video showing the car hitting a child may be shocking to some.
    (Published Monday, June 1, 2015)

    The FDNY said emergency responders were called to a building on Seventh Avenue in Sunset Park at around 2 p.m., where a car ran onto the sidewalk and partially into the building.

    It's not clear what caused the crash. Surveillance video shows the vehicle going up onto the sidewalk, first hitting some sort of small tree or plant that knocks over a small boy who's walking, then running over both the tree and the boy.

    Crowds quickly gather around the car as they await emergency responders. At one point, they attempt to lift the car but are unsuccessful. 

    After firefighters and EMS arrive, they manage to retrieve the boy from underneath the vehicle, and he's seen being carried away in a stretcher, the video shows.

    "I didn't see obvious injuries," said one witness who didn't want to be shown on camera. "He didn't appear to be in distress. I had someone call 911."

    "Everything happened so fast," the bystander continued. "My main concern was getting to the child." 

    The FDNY said the adult driver and the child were taken to Lutheran Hospital in serious but stable condition. They're both expected to make full recoveries. 

    The driver has not been charged so far. 

    Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android