Charges filed after students are struck by SUV

December 10, 2009 4:44:26 PM PST
A Brooklyn man is under arrest after an accident that sent to teenagers to the hospital early Thursday morning. Dozens of students were on their way to Lincoln High School around 8:20 when they heard the accident at the intersection of Ocean Parkway and West Avenue.

Then they saw their friends lying on Ocean Parkway. The two 17 year olds were hit by a green Ford Explorer, police said.

"We were just shocked. I wanted to cry," said Deana Sylvester.

"The dude was crying and his leg bone was broken," said Tashaun Suci.

"Her jaw was gored, knocked out and totally out of place," Sylvester added.

The girl, Elizabeth Lopez, was rushed to Coney Island Hospital. Her boyfriend of two years, Brian Rosario, was taken to Lutheran. Both were listed in serious but stable condition.

"They were a nice couple, boyfriend and girlfriend. Really nice kids," Josely Cohetero said.

Police say the driver, 54-year-old Oliver Black of Brooklyn, has been charged with vehicular assault, operating a vehicle while impaired and no license.

Lincoln High School houses 2,600 students and is known as a high school basketball powerhouse, graduating many NBA players, like former Knick Stephon Marbury.