FORT GREENE, Brooklyn (PIX11) – All day, police scoured the area around the intersection of Dekalb and Clermont avenues trying to piece together the cause of this horrific accident.
It cost a 9-year-old his life and sent three others to the emergency room. Cops and witnesses say just before 1 in the afternoon, a red Ford Expedition traveling west on Dekalb went out of control, and slammed into a van and two other vehicles before jumping the curb and ramming into all four people and the wall of a pharmacy.
“The only thing I could see was an Expedition against the wall. And I probably saw one of the worst things in my life when I looked down and saw a little boy under the tire with his head against the wall,” one witness said.
Policed say the SUV was driven by a 59-year-old man. In addition to the dead child, another five-year-old boy was rushed to Kings County Hospital along with two women aged 47 and 28. There injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Police are still investigating and have not said if drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident.