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Brooklyn Car Accident Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Injured

Dec 14, 2012

A woman was killed in one Brooklyn neighborhood Saturday afternoon when an out-of-control SUV flipped over another vehicle and crashed onto her and her family that was walking on the sidewalk.

According to a local CBS News report, 60-year-old Chenugor Dao was killed when an Acura SUV first ignored a stop sign at the intersection of West Fifth St. and Quentin Rd. in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn. The SUV then smashed into a Jeep Cherokee, flipping it, and then going up onto the curb where it struck Dao and three others.

With Dao on the sidewalk were her husband, her pregnant daughter, and her granddaughter. Dao was fatally injured at the scene when the SUV crashed into them. The other three members of her family were reportedly in stable condition and taken to a local hospital for treatment.

An eyewitness to the incident told CBS News that one of the victims was pinned under the car and had to be removed by lifting the SUV off him.

The Jeep Cherokee that was in the path of the out-of-control Acura SUV was carrying a driver and three passengers. One person was critically injured and three others sustained minor injuries in the crash. The critically injured person is a man reportedly in his early 20s, the report indicates.

The driver of the Acura SUV has not been formally charged in connection to the incident. Police told reporters that criminal behavior is not suspected but that an investigation would reveal why the SUV began its fateful charge through that intersection. The driver has only been identified as a 60-year-old man.

Other locals contacted by CBS News said the intersection that served as the scene for this crash has been the scene of other incidents in the past. Neighbors say that many vehicles either race through the intersection, coast through the stop, or avoid the stop sign altogether. Most of the vehicles traveling the fastest are turning on to Quentin Rd.

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