New York City motorists killed three adults and seriously injured two children in five crashes since last Thursday.
At around 10 p.m. Sunday, the driver of a Jeep Wrangler hit 7-year-old Abriana Carrasco near an ice cream truck on E. 214th Street at Paulding Avenue in the Bronx, according to the Daily News.
“You could hear her crying and she was saying something, but you couldn’t hear it,” said witness Miele Rue, 38, who saw the little girl, crumpled and bleeding, on the street shortly after the collision on E. 214 St. near Paulding Ave. in Allerton. “There was ice cream on the ground and there was blood around her.”
The Post reported that the driver, who witnesses said was a woman, ran Abriana over while fleeing the scene:
“She was speeding,” one witness said of the driver. “She was going way too fast. She hit her and the little girl flew.
“The driver hit the brakes.’’
But after she stopped, the heartless driver took off and “ran over the girl with her front and back wheels,’’ a police source said.
Abriana was hospitalized in critical but stable condition with two broken legs and a broken hip. The motorist who ran her over was not immediately identified or apprehended.
“The driver was driving recklessly,” Elvis Perez, Abriana’s cousin, told the Daily News. “It’s Memorial Day weekend. You can see there’s an ice cream truck, you know there are gonna be kids. How can you just speed down the road?”
Sincere Atkins, 8, was crossing Sutphin Boulevard near 125th Avenue in Queens Monday when a driver struck him with a Toyota Corolla. The Daily News reported that Sincere was headed to join his cousin at a playground when he was hit.