BUSHWICK, Brooklyn (WABC) — A driver fled the scene after crashing into another vehicle in Bushwick, Brooklyn overnight, killing one person and injuring three others.
Officials say the collision happened just after midnight Monday on Irving Avenue. Shattered glass and broken car parts blanketed the street early Monday morning.
Police say four people were traveling in a silver Toyota Yaris at the time of the crash.
A rear passenger of the Toyota, a man approximately 30 year old, was pronounced dead at Elmhurst Hospital.
Two other passengers — both men, ages 29 and 34 — were also rushed to Elmhurst Hospital, both in critical condition.
The 26-year-old driver of the Toyota was taken into custody and charged with driving with a suspended license.
The impact of the collision sent the cars into nearby parked cars on Irving Avenue. One eyewitness described the mayhem.
"The car came really fast from that side, the other car came from there. They hit, they start to spin, and this is how they ended up. I hope the guy or the girl is okay," the eyewitness said.
The occupants in the other car, a Kia Sportage with New Jersey license plates, fled the scene immediately after the crash.
Witnesses told police the Kia driver appeared to be traveling at a high rate of speed and crashed in the intersection.
Anyone with information on their whereabouts or other details about the crash is urged to call police.
An investigation is ongoing.
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