A 3-month-old boy and his 8-year-old and 13-year-old sisters were seriously hurt in the crash, as was their mother
NBC New York Reports: A mother and her three children were seriously injured after they were struck by a car in a busy intersection in Rockland County on Monday afternoon, police said.
One of the children, a 3-month-old infant, was in cardiac arrest after the crash near the intersection of Route 59 and Robert Pitt Drive in Monsey, sources told News 4 New York
The young boy suffered traumatic injuries and was taken to Nyack Hospital by medevac. CPR was performed on him at the scene before he was taken away by helicopter, according to police and sources.
Two other children — a 13-year-old girl and an 8-year-old girl — were also seriously injured in the crash, police said.
The children’s mother was also among the victims. She and the two girls had serious injuries and were taken to Westchester County Medical Center, according to police.
The mother was apparently pushing the infant across the busy intersection in a stroller when a vehicle crashed into them and the two girls just before 3 p.m.
Part of the stroller was seen overturned at the side of the roadway shortly before 4 p.m., Chopper 4 video shows. Two sedans, including one involved in the crash, were parked several yards away from the stroller.
It’s unclear how the crash unfolded. One of the sedans had front-end damage, including a broken windshield.
There are no sidewalks along the roadway where the four pedestrians were hit.
Aron Wieder, a member of the Rockland County Legislature, posted video of the scene to Twitter shortly after the acccident.
Here at Rt 59. A beautiful family was tragically struck by a car.
Busiest Rd in Rockland. No sidewalks! Where are our State Representatives? pic.twitter.com/MaUZ7PbBnn
— Aron Wieder (@AronWieder) June 26, 2017
“You see that carriage — that’s a carriage from a beautiful, little child who was just involved in a car accident,” Wieder says in the video. “[He] and [his] mother and [his] siblings were involved in a terrible accident.”
Wieder told News 4 that he has been asking the state to do something about the lack of sidewalks in the area for years.
“As recently as a month ago, I’d written to the state, and I told them, there are no sidewalks, not on this side of the road, not on this side of the road,” Wieder said, pointing to both sides of Route 59.
“This is a busy intersection; you have the mall over here, you have shopping centers, cleaners — and they have ignored us,” he said.
The driver stayed on the scene after the crash. No charges have been filed.
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