Two people were hurt after a car jumped the curb in Brooklyn, according to local sources. The car accident happened around 5:30 a.m. on the morning of Oct. 14, as reported by New York police that responded to the scene. For the moment, the driver involved in the single car crash is not facing charges, but the investigation is still ongoing at this time.
According to the accident report, the vehicle, driven by an unknown individual, apparently hit a bus while traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle then struck a curb, mounting the sidewalk, where it crashed into two pedestrians. Apparently the force of the impact was enough to destroy the front end of the car, and it shatter the windshield.
The pedestrians, both men in their 40s, were both injured in the crash. The extent of their injuries is not currently known, but they were not considered to be in life-threatening condition at the time of this report. The driver remained on the scene and cooperated with police, but his injuries (if any) were not reported upon. As of this report, he has not been charged with a crime.
However, if a continued investigation by New York police services determine the man was driving erratically or dangerously at the time of the car accident, charges could be forthcoming. In addition, the injured men are entitled to file personal injury lawsuits against him regardless of whether formal charges are filed or convictions are attained. As long as sufficient evidence of culpability exists, a civil court could be in a position to award monetary damages for the injuries the men suffered.
Source: CBS New York, “EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Car Jumps Curb, Strikes 2 Pedestrians In Brooklyn“, Diane Macedo, Oct. 14, 2015