Brooklyn Boy Suffers From Brain Haemorrhage, Grandmother Dies In Wreck – NBC New York

An 8-year-old boy is still in the hospital fighting for his life while his family arranges a funeral to bury his grandmother, who died in a rambling car ride in Brooklyn that left three others injured.

Police have not made any arrests after two suspects in a speeding car hit four people on Saturday night and killed Lynn Christopher while she was enjoying a sunny day with her grandson.

“My mom was a wonderful, wonderful person, and it sucks that she’s not here because I needed more time with her,” said Lesley Christopher, the boy’s aunt.

The 67-year-old’s life was cut short when police said officers tried to pull two people into a Honda HRV with mismatched number plates on the corner of Ralph Ave and Chauncey Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Police say the car drove off, collided with a bicyclist, injured the driver of another car and mowed down three pedestrians, including Christopher and 8-year-old Jacob Butler.

“He had a brain haemorrhage, so they had to cut open his skull and reduce the swelling,” said Butler’s aunt.

Surveillance video shows the moment when the suspects finally come to a stop after hitting a 43-year-old man who had to be hospitalized. The camera shows two men jumping out of the car and running away.

Two men seen on video fleeing a trail of wreckage in Bed-Stuy.

Christopher died on the spot, a stone’s throw from the family’s home in Bed-Stuy. Here, family and neighbors gathered on Sunday to comfort each other and pray for Butler, who is still fighting for his life at Maimonides Medical Center.

“This is her hat she loved to wear, and I used to say to my mom, ‘I hate that hat,’ and she’d say, ‘I don’t care, I like it,’ her daughter said.

She said her mother retired two years ago after working in the hospital’s pathology department at NYU Langone. The 67-year-old was born in Trinidad and came to Brooklyn to raise her four children, and is now preparing to bury their mother.

One person was killed and four others injured after a crash in Brooklyn. News 4’s Chris Jose reports.

Two of the other survivors of the 7 p.m. crash had serious injuries not considered life-threatening, firefighters said. The fifth victim was not badly injured.

Mayor Eric Adams visited the crime scene and briefed the media along with the police as investigators worked late into the night.

“New Yorkers don’t deserve this. We lost a grandmother tonight, we lost one of my neighbors,” he said on Saturday.

An investigator working on the incident learned that the vehicle involved had been reported stolen.

It remains unclear whether police officers involved the suspects in a chase through the Brooklyn borough before the crash. The investigation is underway.

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