A gruesome scene unfolded in front of Five Leaves (18 Bedford Ave.) across from McCarren Park on Sunday morning when a 28-year-old man crashed his pickup truck into a 32-year-old woman who was standing in front of a concrete barrier.

The woman was standing with her daughter on the corner of Lorimer Street and Bedford Avenue at around 11:45 a.m. on Sunday when she was pinned to the barrier after the truck crashed into her, NY Daily News reports:

The 32-year-old victim didn’t see the truck coming, gruesome video from the scene shows. She turned her back, bent to place something on a large stone block, then appeared to be climbing onto it as the pickup barreled into her.

The woman was transported to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition where her injuries may result in a severed leg. Her daughter was not injured during the accident.

The diver, Greenwich Village resident Christopher Cori, was arrested at the scene and charged with reckless driving, drug paraphernalia and marijuana possession, NY Daily News reports.


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  1. Murphy’s law in action. With eight million New Yorkers and visitors from all over and countless modes of cars, trucks, bikes, runners etc. it is a miracle this doesn’t happen 10x a day instead of every few days.

    With this guy’s record of violence against women and reckless driving his license should have been revoked (if not done so already) and higher than 30k bail mandated. Also three strikes for any crime (life imprisonment) is too harsh but three strikes for serious felonies should keep this guy in prison till at least 45 yrs. old when most criminals because of age become much less violent and much less prone to break the law.

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