Caught On Video: SUV Plows Into Stroller Carrying 2-Year-Old Boy In The Bronx, Drives Away
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was an emotional reaction from a Bronx woman who was walking with her grandson on Monday when an SUV came plowing into his stroller.
Police are now looking for the driver, who left the scene.
As CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis reported Tuesday, the woman was crossing Eastchester Road when the vehicle turned the corner, striking the stroller.
Police said the driver actually got out and looked around, but then left — and it was all captured on video.
Surveillance video shows a 62-year-old woman in a purple hat pushing the stroller. She makes it about halfway across the crosswalk when a red SUV turning left from Mace Avenue hits the stroller carrying her 2-year-old grandson. The impact took both victims down.
DeAngelis later spoke to the shaken grandmother, who didn’t want to show her face on camera.
“I lose my mind. I can’t sleep. I can’t eat nothing,” the grandmother said.
It was hard for her to speak about the moment she saw her grandson face down in the road.
“I thought my grandson has died and I grabbed him and I shake him. Thank God he was alive. I said, ‘Thank God, thank God,'” she said.
Neighbors who watched the video couldn’t believe it, and were even more shocked by the driver’s actions. Police said he actually pulled over, got out of the SUV and approached the intersection, but then got back in his vehicle and left the scene.