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Hit-and-run driver slams into mom, 4 young kids on NYC street

Four young children and a mother were struck by a hit-and-run driver who reportedly blew through school bus stop signs in Brooklyn on Wednesday night, police and witnesses said.

The 41-year-old mom, who was with a baby in a stroller, was picking up two of her kids from the school bus at the corner of Avenue J and New York Avenue in Midwood when a driver slammed into the group of five just before 5 p.m., police said.

“It was just terrible … the stroller was actually, you know, on the ground,” witness Joanne Johnson told The Post.

All five victims, including the mother’s 8- and 5-year-old kids, were taken to an area hospital in stable condition. The two other injured children are 1 and 3 years old.

Some of the children were exiting the bus when they were struck, according to cops and a witness.

Police investigated the scene of a hit-and-run crash in Brooklyn.
Three children were struck by a hit-and-run driver as they stepped off their school bus in Midwood on Wednesday. A woman and a baby in a stroller were also hit.
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The woman was pinned under the bus, yelling for help, according to Johnson.

“[The mother] was crying probably thinking that she was going to die, thinking about her children, of course. So it was very dramatic,” she added.

The driver fled, but the car was recovered, unoccupied, by police shortly after the crash. Witnesses told police a woman fled from the vehicle, according to sources.

No arrests have been made.

Police investigate the scene of a crash in Brooklyn, where a stroller was left behind.
The youngest victim is just 1, police said.
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Johnson, who lives on the corner, said she heard the car, a white Mercedes, before it even struck the children and mother.

“The white car just blew past the stop signs,” she said. “Unfortunately the [car] did not stop of course and just keep driving off.”

She said she heard the mother screaming “‘help me’ and ‘my kids, my kids.’”

Police investigate the scene of a hit-and-run crash involving a school bus Wednesday night.
A 41-year-old woman was pinned under the school bus during the scary incident.
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“Oh Jesus, you know, at that moment, you just have to pray because it’s scary,” Johnson said.

“It was so loud and tense,” the frightened neighbor added.