BENSONHURST, Brooklyn (PIX11) — Two people died and several others were injured in a car crash in Brooklyn on Monday afternoon, authorities said.
A 49-year-old man was driving west on 18th Avenue at 64th Street in Bensonhurst around 12:50 p.m. when he crashed into another vehicle in the intersection, according to the NYPD.
Surveillance video showed a white sedan speeding through an intersection and hitting a black SUV. Police confirmed the driver of the white sedan drove through a red light.
Both vehicles spiraled out of control after the collision, and the white sedan knocked down a utility pole. Police said one or both of the vehicles struck several pedestrians.
Two people were pronounced dead at the scene and one person was taken to the hospital in critical condition, police said. Four others were hospitalized with minor injuries. It’s unclear if the two people killed were in the vehicles or were pedestrians.
The 49-year-old driver was taken into custody at the scene, police said. Police have not announced any charges.