Four people, including two children, were left injured after a teen in a stolen SUV sped through Brooklyn and caused a horrific two-vehicle accident in East Flatbush on Monday morning.
According to officials, at approximately 9:15 a.m., Stephen Brumaire, 18, driving a grey 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe, ran a red light at the intersection of Rutland Road and Remsen Avenue and broadsided a Nissan Pathfinder. The collision sent both SUV’s in two different directions - both into women who were pushing strollers.
An unidentified eyewitness said that both vehicles struck each other and spun out of control. The Tahoe jumped a curb on East 52nd Street and then struck a mother who was pushing her two-year-old son in a stroller. The wheel from the Tahoe came off and missed the child, but struck the mother who was sent airborne before crashing to the ground.
The woman and her son were both rushed by ambulance to Kings County Hospital. The mother is still listed in critical condition.
Police at the scene said that the Pathfinder that had been struck by the stolen vehicle narrowly missed a nanny who was pushing a 10-month old boy in a stroller. The accident, however, sent debris from the vehicle and hitting the baby.
Both the boy and nanny were taken to Brookdale University Hospital and are listed in stable condition.
Police had been following Brumaire in the stolen Tahoe after he was spotted running a stop light three blocks south of where the collision occurred.
The Tahoe had been stolen by the teen while it was idling and unoccupied outside a home on Rockaway Boulevard in Brownsville two hours before the collision. Police were close behind the Tahoe when it hit the Nissan and were quickly on the scene of the crash. Brumaire was arrested after attempting to flee the scene on foot.
Eyewitnesses said that Brumaire tried to flee almost immediately after the crash, but only managed to get a few yards before being apprehended by law enforcement officers.
Brumaire has been charged with possession of stolen property, grand larceny and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
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