Police: Woman Critically Hurt When Impaired Driver Crashes Into Cyclists In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A man was charged with driving impaired Sunday after crashing a minivan into a group of cyclists in Brooklyn, leaving a 55-year-old woman critically injured, police said.

Police said 39-year-old Abel Pina was trying to pull out of a parking space near 39th Street and 12th Avenue in Borough Park around 9 a.m. That’s when he allegedly hit four riders taking part in the 28th annual NYC Century Bike Tour.

The 55-year-old victim was rushed to Maimonides Medical Center in critical condition. The others refused treatment on the scene.

Pina was charged with driving impaired, driving while ability impaired and driving without a license.

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