3-month-old killed, mom run over and injured in Brooklyn; Driver charged

CLINTON HILL, Brooklyn (WABC) – A man is faced with attempted robbery and other charges following a hit-and-run accident that killed a three-month-old girl and seriously injured her mother in Brooklyn.

Police charged 28-year-old Tyrik Mott of attempted robbery, serious theft and resisting arrest.

Officials said a 2017 Honda Civic with two men inside drove the wrong direction on Gates Avenue in the Clinton Hill section around 6:30 p.m.

The Civic crashed into a second vehicle near Vanderbilt Avenue, and the impact caused that second vehicle to crash onto the sidewalk, where the 33-year-old mother and father were walking their daughter in a stroller.

“My cousin heard the impact and we went to the window and heard huge screams of ‘Oh my God’ and then a woman was lying on the floor,” said witness Anne Sophie Plume. “We thought it was a hit-and-run because it was just going everywhere. So we knew it was serious, it was pretty awful.”

The father’s piercing cries for help for his baby are something another witness tells Eyewitness News that he will never forget.

“He was pacing hectically with the baby in his arms, the baby was limp, he didn’t know what to do – just so devastated. Obviously, you can’t imagine such a thing happening, ”witness said Mike Hill.

The three-month-old baby was pronounced dead at the Brooklyn Hospital Center while her mother is in critical condition at the New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.

A 36-year-old man was also attacked and taken to Brooklyn Hospital.

Mott, the driver of the Civic, has been arrested and charged, but police are still looking for another suspect who was also in the car.

In the second vehicle drove a 49-year-old woman who was also taken to the hospital but was not seriously injured and is not charged with the crash.

According to police, the charge of attempted robbery against Mott occurred after the first crash.

They say Mott tried to steal another vehicle right after the accident to avoid the police at the scene.

According to police, Mott has not yet been charged with the baby’s death.

The fatal hit-on-run crowned a fatal weekend in which a total of six people were killed in accidents and at least five others were injured.

“We are angry and heartbroken over the fatal and daily occurrence of traffic violence on the streets of Mayor de Blasio,” said Danny Harris, executive director of Transportation Alternatives. “The deadliest year under Mayor de Blasio’s tenure shows no sign of slackening after six people were killed in accidents over the weekend, including a three-month-old baby.”

These accidents brought the total number of people killed in traffic violence in 2021 to 188.

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