A mother and her four children have been run over when her children got off a school bus by a driver trying to elude police.
The incident happened just before 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City, when police say they tried to stop a white Mercedes-Benz driving along Flatbush Avenue. Instead of stopping, the female driver took off on Avenue J and went straight through several bus stops before hitting the family with her car, according to ABC News’ New York City station WABC.
The mother had been waiting — along with two of her children — for the school bus to arrive with her two other children when the accident happened, according to WABC.
“When the Mercedes hit the woman, the woman went flying and hit the ground and the kid was shaking,” an unnamed male witness told WABC.
“[The mother] was actually under the bus, another female witness who witnessed the collision told WABC. “I prayed for her. It’s just so horrible. It’s definitely horrible.”
The 41-year-old mother, along with her four children — three daughters, ages 8, 5 and 1, and a son, 3 — were immediately taken to a nearby hospital, where they were all listed in stable condition. The family is expected to survive, according to WABC.
Police investigating the crash found the car involved in the crash a short distance away at E 24th St and Glenwood Road, but police sources told WABC the female driver abandoned the car there and walked away.
The suspect involved in the incident is still at large and police have yet to make any arrests.
Anyone with information about the crash should contact the New York Police Department.