Out-of-Control Car Goes Airborne onto Sidewalk and Kills Three New York Trick-or-Treaters
Tragedy struck in a Bronx neighborhood Saturday when an out-of-control car went airborne and landed on a sidewalk crowded with Halloween revelers.
Three were killed, inlcuding a 10-year-old girl and her grandfather. Another four were injured, including the 52-year-old driver, who police believe may have suffered a seizure before his Dodge Charger landed in the front yard of a home.
Among the victims was a 65-year-old who police identified Sunday as Louis Perez. Perez was found unresponsive with severe head trauma, the New York Times reports.
One witness described a scene of complete chaos to the New York Post and even described seeing a human torso and wondering if it was real or a holiday decoration.
Perez's granddaughter, Nyanna Aquil, was taken from the scene in the Morris Park neighborhood to a nearby hospital, as was 24-year-old truck driver Kristian Leka, who was out trick-or-treating with his 9-year-old sister.
Both Aquil and Leka were pronounced dead at a hospital.
The Halloween horror occurred Saturday evening just as children and their families poured into residential sidewalks to celebrate the holiday.
According to the Associated Press, a 3-year-old girl was critically injured.
In addition to the driver, the other victims were a 21-year-old and a 9-year-old whose injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.