12 hurt as car jumps NYC curb


A car rests in the middle of mangled scaffolding after jumping a curb Saturday in Brooklyn.

A 3-year-old and his mother were fighting for their lives after a car jumped the curb and struck some scaffolding at the corner of Utica and Church avenues in Brooklyn around 6:50 p.m Saturday, officials said.

Twelve people were injured when a Lincoln sedan crashed through a bus stop and hit a sidewalk shed, causing it to collapse, New York Post Reported. Four of those injured by the incident are in critical condition.

A woman was driving the car with a male passenger when the accident occurred, according to The Associated Press.

The scaffolding partially collapsed and rescuers worked to secure it while others tended to the injured, officials said.

The child, his mother, and two other women in critical condition were taken to Kings County Hospital, New York Post Reported. Five people with serious but non-life threatening injuries were taken to Brookdale Hospital.

— NBCNewYork.com

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