Two young children were killed and three others were injured — including one child’s pregnant mother — after being struck by a car in Park Slope Monday afternoon, police and fire officials said.
All of the victims were pedestrians, officials said, in a crash that happened near the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street around 12:40 p.m.
The children, 1-year-old Josh Lew and 4-year-old Abigail Blumenstein, were pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The girl’s mother was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, according to the FDNY. She and another woman, both in their 30s, were in stable condition, police said
A man, 46, cops said, was also treated for minor injuries.
The boy was in a stroller, which was dragged with the car, a white Volvo, about halfway down the block, between Fourth and Fifth avenues.
The car, headed west on Ninth Street, had been stopped at a red light. The driver began to inch into the intersection, then started to speed up as people were crossing the street, police said.
The female driver, 44, believed she’d had a medical episode and was being evaluated, the NYPD said.
“There’s a full investigation underway,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at an unrelated news conference on Monday. “This loss of life is tragic and painful for all of us, especially parents.”