Driver strikes pedestrian in Bed-Stuy intersection, victim hospitalized: NYPD

cop at scene of pedestrian crash in bed-stuy
A 41 year old woman was critically injured after being struck by an SUV at Howard Avenue and Bainbridge Street.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A 41-year-old woman was hospitalized after she was struck by the driver of a Lincoln Continental in Bed-Stuy on Thursday night.

Police said the driver hit the woman, who has not been identified, as she crossed at the intersection of Howard Avenue and Bainbridge Street shortly after 8 p.m. on Jan. 25. Paramedics rushed her to Brookdale University Hospital in critical condition, though the NYPD was not able to provide an update on her condition on Friday morning.

The driver remained on the scene after the crash, and the NYPD’s Highway Collision Unit is investigating the incident.

According to HowsMyDrivingNY, the vehicle involved in Thursday night’s crash has been hit with four tickets in the last six months, with two school zone speed camera violations, a bus lane violation, and failure to stop at a red light. 

scene of pedestrian crash in Bed-Stuy
The driver remained on the scene, and the incident is being investigated. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

The intersection where the woman was struck — which has stop signs on one-way northbound Howard Avenue and one-way westbound Bainbridge Street — has seen three crashes resulting in three injuries over the last five years, according to data collected by CrashMapper, and the entire stretch of Howard Avenue between Fulton Street and Broadway has seen dozens of crashes — including one fatality. 

In 2019, 52-year-old Charles McClean was struck and killed by a U.S. Postal Service Truck at the intersection of Howard Avenue and Macdougal Street, just blocks from the scene of Thursday’s crash. 

The incident was at least the second pedestrian-involved collision in Brooklyn in just a week – on Jan. 21, a 62-year-old woman was killed by the driver of a pickup truck as she crossed the street in Sheepshead Bay.