NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A suspect involved in a violent collision while allegedly fleeing police in Brooklyn was taken into custody Friday, police said.
The accident occurred shortly after midnight at Avenue J and East 85th Street in Canarsie.
As CBS 2’s Tony Aiello reported, broken bricks, twisted metal and children’s toys littered Rosamond Harriott’s yard following the violent crash.
“We were smelling gas and I was a little fearful,” Harriott told Aiello.
Harriott’s worst fears were not realized. There was no explosion and her house was not hit.
But the damage to her yard is extensive and the crash shut down her daycare business on Friday.
“Yes and this is my livelihood, too, and I don’t know when this will be cleared up,” Harriott said.
Police said it all started at Glenwood Road where officers tried to pull over the driver of a white Chevy Malibu for driving without headlights, 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reported.
“The cops pulled him over on 85th and Glenwood and the guy took off and ran through the light and slammed into the Jeep and the Jeep flipped over,” a witness said. “Probably 70, 75 miles [per hour]. And the white car didn’t have no lights on neither.”
The car took off and struck a vehicle at Flatlands Avenue before smashing into a Chevy Tahoe at Avenue J, Papa reported.