8 people hurt in Bensonhurst Crash at dangerous intersection

Posted at 5:28 PM, Dec 09, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-09 22:46:26-05


Several people have been hospitalized after a two-car crash Saturday afternoon at an intersection, where locals say accidents are common-place.

Eight people were hurt — some of them pedestrians — when, according to authorities, a couple of cars collided after one of them ran a stop sign. One of the cars flipped, landing on its roof. The crash took place close to 2:30 p.m. at the corner of Quentin Road and West 5th Street in Bensonhurst.

Police say four pedestrians, a mother, her year-old child and child’s grandparents, were among those injured. They were taken to Luthern Hospital Center; doctors list two of them — including the grandmother, as critical. The child’s injuries weren’t serious.

There’s no word on the condition of the others at this time.