Jennifer Millman

22-Year-Old NYC Woman Allegedly Speeding Drunk With Child in Tow Kills Electric Bike Rider: Police

POLICE SIREN GENERIC
NBC 4 New York

What to Know

  • A 22-year-old Brooklyn woman allegedly struck and killed a man riding an electric scooter when she was speeding, intoxicated late Sunday
  • Police say Treasure Liggins also had a 4-year-old child in the back seat of her car at the time; it wasn't clear if the child was hers
  • Liggins faces charges including vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, DWI and acting in manner injurious to child under 17

A 22-year-old woman faces a litany of charges for allegedly speeding while intoxicated behind the wheel -- with a 4-year-old child in the back seat -- and killing a man on an electric bike in Brooklyn late Sunday. 

Treasure Liggins was charged early Monday with vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, driving while intoxicated, acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17 and other crimes in the 10:30 p.m. crash on Avenue D. 

Responding officers found the electric bike rider, 29-year-old Mohammed Abdullah, of Brooklyn, lying on the road west of East 105th Street. He was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later. 

A preliminary investigation found Liggins was driving an Infiniti G35 too fast and lost control of the vehicle; it veered to the left and hit Abdullah, who was thrown from the bike. Liggins then allegedly drove up on a curb and smacked part of a building before the vehicle stopped. She and the 4-year-old were both taken to a hospital, where they were treated and released. 

Information on an attorney for Liggins wasn't immediately available. It also wasn't clear if the child in the backseat was hers. The investigation is ongoing.


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