Vehicle Strikes Mother And Her Three Children In Rockland County

Vehicle Strikes Mother And Her Three Children In Rockland County


GOOD EVENING, I’M ALICE GAINER. DICK BRENNAN IS OFF TONIGHT. WELCOME TO THE NEWS AT 9:00. A MOTHER AND HER THREE CHILDREN ARE IN THE HOSPITAL TONIGHT AFTER BEING STRUCK BY A CAR WHILE WALKING ALONG ROUTE 49. IT HAPPENED NEAR A POPULAR SHOPPING CENTER IN AN AREA WHERE THERE ARE NO SIDEWALKS. VALERIE IS LIVE IN MONSEY WITH MORE. Reporter: POLICE ARE STILL ON THE SCENE INVESTIGATING THIS CRASH. THIS SECTION OF ROUTE 59 HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN FOR SEVERAL HOURS SINCE THIS ALL HAPPENED THIS AFTERNOON. IT HAS MANY ASKING WHY MORE HASN’T BEEN DONE TO PROTECT PEDESTRIANS IN THIS AREA. A BABY STROLLER TOSSED ONTO THE SIDE OF ROUTE 59, AND THIS AIR WITH A SHATTERED WINDSHIELD, THE AFTERMATH OF A CRASH THAT SEPTEMBER A MOTHER AND HER THREE CHILDREN TO THE HOSPITAL. POLICE SAY THE MOTHER WAS WALKING WITH HER DAUGHTERS, AGES 13 AND 8, AND PUSHING HER 3-MONTH-OLD SON IN THE CARRIAGE, WHEN IT APPEARS THE DRIVER TRIED TO PASS ANOTHER CAR BY USING THE SHOULDER OF THE ROAD. THERE ARE NO SIDEWALKS ON THIS STRETCH OF ROUTE 49 IN MONSEY. THIS IS UNSAFE. THERE ARE NO SIDEWALKS. EVEN WHERE WE’RE STANDING NOW, THERE ARE NO SIDEWALKS. Reporter: IT’S A CONCERN IN THIS BUSY AREA, WHERE THERE IS A SHOPPING MALL WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES. WHY DO WE HAVE GOVERNMENT, IF NOT TO RESPOND TO THE PEOPLE THEY SERVE? WE HAVE WRITTEN TO THE STATE, AND WE’VE TALKED ABOUT SIDEWALKS, CROSSWALKS, AND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THIS LOCATION. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED. Reporter: THE CRASH HAPPENED AROUND 3:00 P.M. I JUST HEARD LIKE A SCREECH, AND I HEARD LIKE, AND I JUST HEAR A COUPLE PEOPLE YELLING. Reporter: THIS MAN LIVES NEARBY, AND SAYS THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE WAS FAST. I JUST SAW BASICALLY, THERE WAS ONE PERSON LYING DOWN ON THE FLOOR, AND THEN RIGHT BEFORE THE POLICE CAME DOWN, IT WAS JUST A CRAZY SITUATION. AMBULANCES CAME FROM ALL DIRECTIONS, AND IT WAS JUST A FRIGHTENING SCENE. REALLY TERRIBLE. Reporter: HE AGREES THE AREA IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF MORE SAFETY MEASURES. IT’S GROWING BY THE DAY, AND IT’S JUST, THEY HAVE TO DO SOMETHING TO HELP THE CITIZENS, PEDESTRIANS FROM GETTING HURT. Reporter: WE’RE TOLD THE DRIVER REMAINED ON THE SCENE AFTER THE CRASH. THE FAMILY WAS TAKEN TO WESTCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER,

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