2-car crash sends 1 vehicle up onto sidewalk in Baychester, Bronx; 5 injured

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Lucy Yang reports from the Baychester section of the Bronx.

Five people were injured when two cars collided, sending one of them careening onto the sidewalk and through the fence of a home's front yard in the Bronx.

It happened at Eastchester and Givan avenues around 5 p.m. in the Baychester section.

"Horrible, horrible. Like a nightmare," said Claudette Robinson, visiting sister.

Robinson flew up from Florida to celebrate her sister's birthday Tuesday night. It was 5 o'clock.

The extended family had gathered around the table when they were jolted by a punishing crash outside.

"We heard a boom like an airplane and we all jumped looked out there," Robinson said.

"I saw the black Audi coming in the yard. Guy with a baby running from corner. The white Honda was sitting there," said Dwight Downer, a resident.

The two-car accident happened at the intersection of Givan and Eastchester. A man was walking holding a baby with one arm and pushing a stroller with his other. Amazingly, was able to run out of harm's way. Residents credit his quick reaction for this situation not turning into a tragedy.

"All I saw was the man dashing away with the baby in his hands," Downer said. "He would've been hit if he didn't move fast."

"Just a little blood on the baby's face," Robinson said.

Neighbors complain that the intersection is a danger zone. This family says they used to have to replace their fence at least once a year because of accidents.

Finally, a light was installed, but it's still not perfect. Just a few days ago, there was another wreck at this very same spot.

"People don't know how to slow down. People are in a hurry to go nowhere," Downer said.

Police report there were five injuries as a result of the crash, three serious, two minor. All were taken to Jacobi Hospital to recover.

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