Round 8:30 a.m. Friday, the motive force swerved round a nook, struck a curb and hit a parked automobile earlier than hitting the 36-year-old mom, based on a information launch from the Yonkers Police Division. Surveillance video from the scene exhibits she was crossing the road together with her child when she was hit.
The automobile then crashed right into a barber store, pinning the child beneath the automobile, police stated.
Two officers who have been getting breakfast at a close-by bagel store responded after they heard the collision and located the mom within the wreckage of the crash contained in the barber store, police stated.
“The officers with the assistance of bystanders heroically LIFTED THE VEHICLE off of the child so she could possibly be rescued and given medical help. The officers then rendered medical help to each victims whereas requesting the required further sources to the scene,” the discharge stated.
The mom suffered a damaged leg and her child sustained a cranium fracture and third-degree burns to her again and foot, police stated. Each have been transported to an area hospital for therapy and are anticipated to outlive their accidents, police stated. The proprietor of the barber store suffered a minor reduce. The identities of the victims weren’t launched.
A felony criticism filed in courtroom named David Poncurak, 43, as the motive force, and alleged that Poncurak was driving whereas intoxicated, “as proven by observations of the defendant, which included the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, glassy eyes, and impaired speech.”
Poncurak and his feminine passenger weren’t injured. Police stated the motive force had a suspended license they usually discovered an alcoholic beverage contained in the automobile.
Poncurak was arrested and charged with second-degree aggravated vehicular assault inflicting severe bodily damage to multiple different particular person, based on the criticism.
CNN has reached out to Poncurak’s legal professional for remark.
“It’s all the time a tragedy when somebody is injured by the reckless and legal acts of one other particular person, and that’s solely amplified when these injured embrace an toddler,” stated Yonkers Police Commissioner John Mueller in a press release.
“The actions taken [by the two police officers] are nothing in need of heroic. The person arrested on this incident will now must face the implications of his alleged habits,” Mueller stated.
CNN’s Elizabeth Joseph contributed to this report.