The driver behind the fatal March 5 car crash that killed one-year-old Joshua Lew and four-year-old Abigail Blumenstein at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street has been indicted.
The New York Post reports that 44-year-old Dorothy Bruns has been charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, and assault after she sped through a red light at the Park Slope intersection, resulting in the two deaths.
Officials confirms that the white Volvo sedan Bruns was driving had reportedly been cited 12 times in two years, including four times for running a red light and four for speeding in a school zone. Bruns told police that she had a seizure that caused her to lose control of her car, during the March 5 crash.
Following the incident, Park Slope residents rallied to demand safer streets for pedestrians. On March 9, the Department of Transportation announced that the city would redesign the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street to include protected bike lanes “and other safety measures,” said DOT commissioner Polly Trottenberg.