At around 12:00am last night a drunk driver in a late model Nissan Maxima got behind the wheel of his car while intoxicated, he was speeding down Empire towards Kingston when he collided with the rear end of a minivan with 4 Jewish girls forcing the van into the rear of a car waiting at the intersection.
The Maxima bounced off the Minivan and went flying into oncoming traffic and crashed head on into an older Toyota station wagon. The street covered in a shower of bits and pieces of plastic, glass and pieces of metal. Patrolling Shomrim members heard the loud series of bangs and arrived on scene immediately and began notifying Hatzalah, EMS and Police who arrived on scene shortly after the call.
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The drunk driver, a Black Male, was knocked unconscious from the impact and was removed from his car by Shomrim Members, which was leaking all kinds of fluids, and laid on the street while other Shomrim Members tended to the driver he collided with, also a Black male and the Jewish girls in the minivan. Both drivers were taken by EMS to Kings County Hospital, the Drunk driver in hand cuffs.
The Minivan with the Jewish Girls sustained significant damage but none of the passengers complained of being hurt, as well as the Bochurim who were in the car in front of them.
Empire was blocked off for traffic for nearly 2 hours.