SUV jumps curb, hits 2 women at Gramercy bus stop

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Friday, July 27, 2018
SUV jumps curb, hits 2 women at Gramercy bus stop
Stacey Sager reports on the alleged drunk driving crash in Gramercy.

GRAMERCY PARK, Manhattan (WABC) -- Two women waiting for a bus were struck when an alleged drunk driver crashed into a bus stop in Gramercy Thursday night.

The victims, ages 71 and 31, were waiting for the bus at East 23rd Street and Third Avenue when they were struck at around 9:30 p.m.

Witnesses said the driver, 41-year-old Mihai Kelemen of Yonkers, lost control of his vehicle while making a right turn from Third Avenue onto East 23rd Street.

The vehicle jumped the curb and crashed into the bus stop, where the victims were standing.

The victims were taken to Bellevue Hospital, where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Kelemen was charged with driving while intoxicated and refusing to take a breathalyzer.


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