NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Several people were hurt when two cars crashed and jumped the curb in Brooklyn on Friday.
It happened just before 1 p.m. at Flatbush and Flatlands Avenues.READ MORE: 2-Year-Old Shot In Newark
Witnesses say an SUV hit what is described as a car service vehicle at the intersection, and both wounds up jumping curbs, crashed on sidewalks on opposite sides of a busy roadway.
“I would say he was definitely speeding. He came off the wrong side of the road, trying to… He was on the wrong side of the road, and just trying to beat the light and the guy was turning and clipped him,” witness Pat O’Dea told CBS2’s Dave Carlin.
In seconds, it went from calm to chaos. Multiple ambulances arrived for six injured people. Four of those victims were inside the two vehicles.
The two most seriously injured were in the SUV.READ MORE: Teen Shot In The Hand On Upper East Side Monday Morning
Neighbor Alex Hernandez bolted out of his apartment and over to help them.
“I seen that both of them, they were like, unconscious,” he said. “I just came to, actually broke the window as hard as I can with my right hand and just pulled the guy out of the car, and then went inside the other passenger and pulled the other guy out of the car as fast as I can.”
“The pole took the impact, and everybody fell back,” O’Dea said.
“He’d be in the furniture store’s front window [if he hadn’t hit the pole]. He’d be right in the window,” witness Tony Dolzofiore said. “They were lucky the two people standing on the corner, an older woman with a younger young lady, they were two feet away from being hit.”
“There were six people on the corner. He’s lucky he didn’t kill six people ’cause he drive too fast on a beautiful day and everybody’s out,” O’Dea said.MORE NEWS: Met Gala Making Its Comeback In September
Three people were seriously injured. Three others suffered minor injuries. All of the victims were taken to King’s County Hospital.