6 NYC pedestrians were injured after a car jumped the curb at high speed and hit them in the Bronx early Saturday morning. All pedestrians were members of the same family and had just exited Grant Park in the Bronx after a family gathering. They were standing on the sidewalk outside the park when a gray jeep travelling at a high rate of speed jumped the curb and struck them. A 16 year old boy and his mother were pinned under the jeep. The mother was critically injured while the boy suffered broken bones. The rest of the family, another 16 year old boy, a 40 year old man and two women were also injured and transported to the hospital to be treated.
After the accident occurred, the driver and the passenger got out of the vehicle and ran away. A group of people were able to catch the driver but the passenger came back to the scene escorted with friends and one of them shot a gun in the air to scare the crowd which let the driver go.
The family told CBS News that the driver intentionally hit them. The police are still investigating the accident.
Mother and baby injured in Coney Island
Earlier this week-end, on Friday night in Coney Island, a mother who was pushing her baby in a stroller was hit by a car that jumped the curb at the intersection of Surf Avenue and W. 13th Street. The mother and the baby were both rushed to the hospital with the mother in critical condition. The driver fled the scene of the accident on foot. Read more in the NY Daily News
Also during this week-end, two cars jumped the curb at the intersection of E. Houston and Pitt Street in Lower Manhattan after they collided (see Citizen). Another car crashed on the sidewalk in East New York (see Citizen) and the driver of a BMW careened onto the sidewalk after being struck by bullet on Dyckman Street (see Citizen).
This weekend was a complete carnage on New York City Streets.