Driver and passenger in East Village car crash arrested
Two men were arrested yesterday after their BMW slammed into a taxi in the East Village shortly before 4 a.m., seriously injuring the driver and his passenger, police said.
Gilberto Morales, 20, the driver of the BMW that witnesses ran a red light at 13th St. and Third Ave., fled the scene on foot with his passenger, Brandon Evans, 21, but the two eventually returned and turned themselves in, police said.
Morales was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and reckless endangerment. Evans was charged with leaving the scene of an accident.
The taxi driver and passenger, both males, were in serious but stable condition at Bellevue Hospital yesterday.