MILL BASIN, Brooklyn — A teenage passenger is dead and four men hospitalized after a driver lost control of their car and crashed into an assisted living facility for senior citizens overnight in Brooklyn, police said.
According to the NYPD, five men were inside the Tesla sedan, traveling northbound on National Drive at an apparent high rate of speed, when the 22-year-old driver failed to properly navigate the turn eastbound onto Strickland Avenue just after 11:30 p.m. Thursday.
The car smashed through a metal fence on the Mill Basin senior facility’s property and struck two garbage dumpsters before spinning out and crashing into a retaining wall, police said.
The car coming to a rest within the driveway of the facility, according to officials.
Police said the driver was hospitalized with injuries to his right hand and leg. The front passenger, 24, and a passenger behind the driver’s seat, 22, sustained minor injuries.
Two other backseat passengers, both 18, were also rushed to the hospital with injuries, authorities said.
One of those teens, identified as Jack Levy of Brooklyn, was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital, officials said.
Authorities said nobody inside the building was hurt and there was no substantial damage to the main building.
No arrests had been made as police continued their investigation Friday morning.
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