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A car jumped a curb and injured several people in Crown Heights on Thursday, the first day of Yom Tov.
A black Hyundai and white Infiniti collided on busy Eastern Parkway at Kingston Avenue just before 7 p.m. Thursday. The white SUV hopped the curb and hit at least three pedestrians.
7 people were hurt in all, the 3 injured pedestrians were Lubavitchers.
A 20 year old woman was injured critically with internal injuries, another woman, around 40 years old, had her leg severed. They are both visitors from Israel. A young man suffered head trauma as well, from a falling street lamp.
The four other injured people were all inside of the vehicles. Two people suffered minor injuries and went to the hospital.
Two other people refused medical attention.
A man saw the accident and explained to Eyewitness News in French who he thinks is at fault.
“The black car take the red light. The white car have the green light. And then the white car went to the pole light,” said the man (translation).
As they looked at the crushed cars, residents explained that this is an incredibly dangerous intersection, and a spot they try their best to avoid.
“It’s hard to cross the street. Traffic is so quick. I see people texting. It’s very dangerous. There are a lot of kids in this area and people shouldn’t be driving fast,” said Morris Caple, a resident.