4 NYC pedestrians injured including 2 children; arrest made

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Posted: May 16, 2016 5:53 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A mother and her 2-year-old son and a baby sitter pushing a 10-month-old were all injured Monday when the driver of a stolen SUV ran a red light in Brooklyn and crashed into another vehicle, police said.

Eighteen-year-old Stephen Brumaire was behind the wheel of a Chevy Tahoe and may have noticed he was being followed by police when he ran the light, striking a Nissan Pathfinder, police said. The driver of the Pathfinder jumped a curb and hit the fence of a home just as a baby sitter was pushing a 10-month-old. The stroller was struck, but the baby was not seriously injured; the sitter, who was not struck, was injured but not seriously, police said.

Meanwhile, the Tahoe also struck pedestrians, a mother and her 2-year-old son, who was also in a stroller. The mother was in critical condition. The child was also hit but did not appear to be seriously hurt, police said.

The driver of the Pathfinder was also hospitalized. The crash occurred near a triangular traffic island at the intersection of Remsen Avenue and Rutland Road.

Brumaire was arrested on a grand larceny charge, driving without a license, and operating a vehicle without permission. He was being held, and it wasn't clear if he had an attorney who could comment on the charges.

In an unrelated crash in the Bronx, 3-year-old Mariam Dansoko was struck and killed by a driver as she walked to school Monday morning with her mother. The pair was crossing the street, and Mariam was slightly behind her mom when she was hit, police said. The driver remained on the scene, and the investigation is ongoing, police said.