A woman suffered life-threatening injuries after she was struck overnight by a reckless, apparently speeding driver in Bed-Stuy, according to security camera video and police accounts of the crash.
The 32-year-old woman was traveling in the backseat of a for-hire vehicle shortly after midnight on Monday when it was T-boned by a 22-year-old driver of a Dodge Charger at the intersection of Bedford and Dekalb Avenue, police said.
Security camera video of the incident shows the black and white Dodge Charger — which features a conspicuous Scream logo and dagger — speeding through a red light. The driver crashes into the for-hire vehicle, sending it careening onto the sidewalk in front of a deli.
The woman was ejected from the vehicle on impact, and suffered life-threatening injuries, police said. She remained in critical condition at Bellevue Hospital as of Monday morning. Neither of the drivers were seriously injured, police said.
An NYPD spokesperson said the Dodge Charger driver was not arrested at the scene, but that an investigation is ongoing.
An Instagram handle believed to be associated with the driver shows a vehicle with the same custom paint job doing burnouts on a city street.
There have been 224 traffic fatalities in 2020, a 15% jump from the same time last year, according to the DOT.
The death rate is on track to be among the highest totals since Mayor Bill de Blasio launched his Vision Zero initiative six years ago.
A spokesperson for the Mayor's Office did not respond to a request for comment.