Police are looking for a driver who injured five people — including four small children — in a Brooklyn hit-and-run on Wednesday evening.
Authorities say that at around 5:15 p.m. on Nov. 30, a school bus was stopped at the corner of Avenue J and East 32nd Street with the stop sign signaling cars to stop while kids got off the bus. Two girls, aged 8 and 5 years old, got off the bus and while they were crossing the street, with the right of way, with their 41-year-old female guardian, a fleeing vehicle hit the bus and the pedestrians.
Two other kids, a 3-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl in a stroller, were also struck as a result. The victims were taken by Hatzalah paramedics to Maimonides Medical Center with minor injuries.
A spokesperson for the NYPD told reporters at the scene that officers were conducting a traffic stop on a 2016 Mercedes Benz when the driver sped off hitting a school bus and the victims. The driver of the Benz dumped the car at East 24 Street and Glenwood Road, where the car was later found unoccupied.
The NYPD Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. No arrests have been made and an investigation remains ongoing at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS.