Mom, 9-Month-Old Twins Hit By Truck on Brooklyn Sidewalk

Family hit when livery cab causes chain reaction; one of baby boys in critical condition as cab driver faces charges

Monday, Jan 3, 2011  |  Updated 9:15 AM EDT
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Mom, 9-Month-Old Twins Hit By Truck on Brooklyn Sidewalk

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A mother and her 9-month-old twins were hit on a Brooklyn sidewalk when a livery cab caused a chain reaction, authorities say.

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A mother and her twin 9-month-old babies are in a hospital after being struck by a pickup truck that mounted a sidewalk during a chain reaction accident in Brooklyn.

The accident occurred Sunday afternoon when a livery cab with three passengers struck the rear of a mini van that was double parked, authorities say. The impact caused the van to strike the parked pickup truck, officials said.

One of the baby boys is in critical condition, according to the Daily News. His twin and the 21-year-old mother, who was visiting from Baltimore, are in stable condition. The boys were in a stroller at the time of the incident.

The livery cab passengers and its driver also were taken to the hospital. They're in stable condition.

Police charged the cab driver, 57-year-old Gregorio Patino, with aggravated unlicensed operation, reckless driving and imprudent speed.     

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