ROSEDALE, Queens — At least six people were injured when a van slammed into two pedestrians and crashed into a nearby pond in Queens Saturday evening, officials confirm.
It happened around 7:30 p.m. at South Conduit Avenue and Brookville Boulevard.
Police say the white van was traveling at a high rate of speed on Brookedale when it struck the rear end of a Hyundai Sonata, veered into Brookeville Park and slammed into two pedestrians — a 19-year-old woman and 18-year-old man.
The van then crashed into Conselyeas Pond.
Six people in total were injured, including a child.
The 19-year-old pedestrian is listed in critical condition at Jamaica Hospital.
Exclusive video shows the driver of the van, described as a religious leader, exiting the vehicle with his hands in the air.
He is in police custody at Jamaica Hospital.
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