SUV crashes into 2 pedestrians, Bronx restaurant; Driver on the run

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Thursday, December 30, 2021
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The driver of a Dodge SUV struck a 17-year-old girl and a 40-year-old man before crashing into an outdoor dining structure at Villa Tapia in the Bronx

MOTT HAVEN, Bronx (WABC) -- Two people were hurt, including a teenage girl, after an SUV plowed into them and smashed into restaurant in the Bronx.

The incident happened Wednesday shortly after 3 p.m. on East 129th Street and Brook Avenue in Mott Haven.

The driver of a Dodge SUV with Texas plates struck a 17-year-old girl and a 40-year-old man before crashing into an outdoor dining structure at Villa Tapia.

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The girl is in critical condition but is expected to survive. The 40-year-old victim suffered minor injuries.

They were both taken to nearby hospitals.

The driver of the SUV fled the scene on foot.

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