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Brooklyn woman killed, son hurt when crash sends car onto sidewalk, NYPD says

The crash happened in Canarsie at Remsen and Seaview avenues, police said.

A Brooklyn mom and her son were hit

A Brooklyn mom and her son were hit by a car in Canarsie Tuesday night, police said. Photo Credit: Theodore Parisienne

A 33-year-old woman was killed and her 6-year-old son was seriously injured when they were struck by a car in Canarsie Tuesday night, police said.

Shaena Sinclair and her son were standing on the sidewalk at the corner of Remsen and Seaview avenues at about 8:50 p.m. when the driver of a Honda Accord mounted the sidewalk and hit them, moments after he was hit by another driver.

The 21-year-old man had been driving east on Seaview Avenue, cops said. As he turned left onto Remsen Avenue, he was hit by a 61-year-old man, driving west on Seaview, causing him to lose control of the car, according to police. Both drivers had green lights.

Sinclair and the boy, who lived feet from where the collision happened, were taken to The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Sinclair was pronounced dead and the boy was listed in critical, but stable, condition, police said.

Both drivers stayed at the scene and there were no arrests.

Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives, suggested that if the driver who caused the crash had been driving at a safe rate of speed, Sinclair would still be alive.

“Nobody standing at a bus stop should have to worry about being hit by a car. But today, a child suffers in the hospital with severe injuries, and copes with the horrible reality that his mother, Shaena Sinclair, is dead,” White said in an emailed statement Wednesday. “Clearly we’re not doing enough to curb speeding — which increases both the likelihood and severity of crashes.”

White said Transportation Alternatives is calling on Albany lawmakers to pass a bill currently being considered by the state Legislature that would expand the use of speed cameras on New York City streets.

“One hundred forty cameras just isn’t enough to protect the city’s 6,000 miles of streets,” he said.

An NYPD spokeswoman said it is unclear if speed was a factor and the investigation is ongoing.

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