An unlicensed teenager was charged on suspicion of driving while intoxicated for causing a crash that killed a 4-year-old boy and injured an 11-year-old boy in Brooklyn (NYC).
The deceased was hospitalized for three weeks in critical condition after the accident that occurred in Crown Heights on November 7 around 5 p.m., he recalled Daily News.
Giovanni Quiles, 4, was in the back seat of a GMC Sierra 3500 pickup truck heading east on Atlantic Ave. near Brooklyn Ave. when the 16 year old driver Unlicensed “failed to navigate the road,” according to the NYPD.
The teenager crashed into a support pillar of an elevated traininjuring both Quiles and an 11-year-old in the front seat, police said.
The driver, who was arrested at the scene, and the 11-year-old boy were sent to Maimonides Medical Center, where they recovered. Medics took Quiles to Kings County Hospital in critical condition. He was then transferred to Maimonides, where he died on Tuesday the 28th.
The driver, whose name was not released due to his age, was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor and driving without a license and intoxicated by alcohol and cannabisamong other charges.
It was not immediately clear how the children were related. The deceased lived in the town of Melville, Suffolk County, Long Island.
In a similar case, yesterday a 20-year-old Latino man was arrested on suspicion of fatally running over a baby and then fleeing the scene in Queens (NYC).
All charges are mere accusations and those charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
Traffic accidents are a great challenge in New York. This despite “Vision Zero” road safety plan created in 2014 by then-new Mayor Bill de Blasio, who promised to make the city safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists with a goal of zero deaths by 2024. According to the NYPD, cyclist deaths increased 260% in the first six months of 2023 and 325% since the implementation of the “Vision Zero” plan in 2014. In many cases the drivers flee.
Earlier this week, a 77-year-old woman was hit so violently by a construction truck that her body was decapitated in Brooklyn (NYC).
The authorities remember that there is zero tolerance for drivers who drive at excess speed and/or under the influence of alcohol and drugs..
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