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Woman, 56, killed in chaotic hit-and-run in Brooklyn

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Thursday, November 26, 2015, 11:17 PM

The driver of a white Mercedes Benz struck and killed a woman in Brooklyn and then smashed into other vehicles while fleeing, police said.Marc A. Hermann/for New York Daily News

The driver of a white Mercedes Benz struck and killed a woman in Brooklyn and then smashed into other vehicles while fleeing, police said.

An out-of-control driver ran down a woman on Thanksgiving night, leaving her to die, then smashed into a slew of cars and tried to carjack passing vehicles to get away, police and witnesses said.

The doomed woman was getting into a car on Pennsylvania Ave. near Stanley Ave. in East New York when a white Mercedes Benz smashed into her at 7:15 p.m., police said.

“We were outside, we heard the loud crash sound and then we went running to see what happened,” said Tianna Humphrey, 18. “And then, next thing you know, you see all the cars, there’s like four cars all crashed into each other and the lady was on the ground.”

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The severely injured woman was rushed to Brookdale Hospital, but she could not be saved.

Police investigate the crash on Pennsylvania Ave. in East New York on Thursday.Marc A. Hermann/for New York Daily News

Police investigate the crash on Pennsylvania Ave. in East New York on Thursday.

In several subsequent collisions, the driver slammed into at least six cars — in one instance causing a white Nissan SUV to jump the median onto the opposite side of the street, witnesses said.

Denise Gray, 62, said her sister was driving the SUV that was launched over the divider.

“I was just glad to see my sister was in one piece,” a relieved Gray said.

When the remorseless driver crashed into the back a Blue Dodge minivan, he jumped out of the car and ran, according to cops.

The calamitous creep frantically tried to open the door of passing cars in a cowardly last-ditch effort to escape, witness Humphrey said.

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“As they were driving, like it was Grand Theft Auto trying to run and steal other people’s cars,” she said. “I was traumatized. Blood. It’s crazy. I saw her bone, oh my God.”

The creep didn’t get far before he was in cuffs, cops said. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital for treatment and charges were pending late Thursday.

Several other people also were injured in the crazed frenzy , authorities said.

jstepansky@nydailynews.com


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