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*Breaking* Pedestrians struck in Flatbush accident

**Breaking News Pedestrians Struck** Woman, 2 children hurt after being hit by vehicle in East Flatbush.

In EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn Monday May 16th at around 9:15 a.m. a woman and two children were hospitalized after pedestrians were hit by a vehicle.

The accident happened on Utica Avenue and Rutland Road in East Flatbush just before 9:15 a.m.

According to witnesses two SUVs were involved in the crash and a suspect was taken into custody at the scene.

The women hit has also been reported as pushing a stroller. Reports indicate that a driver was fleeing NYPD.

This story is still developing.

FLATBUSH: Woman and 2 children hospitalized in serious condition after being hit by car on Utica Ave and Rutland Rd.

FLATBUSH: Woman and 2 children hospitalized in serious condition after being hit by car on Utica Ave and Rutland Rd.

More than 5,000 bystanders and passengers have been killed in police car chases since 1979, and tens of thousands more were injured as officers repeatedly pursued drivers at high speeds and in hazardous conditions, often for minor infractions, a USA TODAY analysis shows.

The bystanders and the passengers in chased cars account for nearly half of all people killed in police pursuits from 1979 through 2013, USA TODAY found. Most bystanders were killed in their own cars by a fleeing driver. Read More

Despite the Justice Department’s warning, the number of chase-related deaths in 2013 was higher than the number in 1990 — 322 compared to 317, according to records of the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which analyzes all fatal motor-vehicle crashes.

Based on monthly NYPD figures, 168 pedestrians and 10 cyclists were killed by city motorists in 2013, and 16,059 pedestrians and cyclists were injured. These numbers are preliminary, and official data from the state DMV won’t be available until later this year. In 2012, 135 pedestrians and 17 cyclists were killed by NYC drivers, according to the DMV, and 14,327 pedestrians and cyclists were injured.

Of 134 pedestrian and cyclist fatalities reported in 2013 by Streetsblog and other outlets, 19 were hit-and-run crashes in which the driver or drivers were not immediately caught or identified. Of the remaining 115 crashes, nine motorists were known to have been charged with homicide. In five of those cases, the driver was also charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. One crash resulted from a police chase. In two cases, the driver was accused of running over the victim intentionally. Only once in 2013 was a sober driver charged with homicide for killing a pedestrian or cyclist in a crash that did not involve a personal dispute or fleeing police.

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