Halloween in New York City turned truly terrifying this year when a driver plowed through a crowd of trick-or-treaters, killing three. Officials are still baffled as to the cause of the car accident, as well as whether or not criminal charges should be pursued.
How did the Halloween Accident Happen?
Authorities say that the car had not been speeding when it jumped a curb, crashed through a picket fence, and into a group of trick-or-treaters. There were no drugs or alcohol found in the driver’s system, either.
The driver’s medical history has been the primary target of investigators. The 52-year-old Bronx native has reportedly suffered seizures in the past, and was even taking medication for it at the time of the fatal NYC Halloween crash. It is believed that he again suffered a seizure, which caused him to veer off the road.
Three people were killed in the accident that left some witnesses confused as to what were Halloween decorations and what were not. A 10-year-old girl, her 65-year-old grandfather, and a 24-year-old escorting his sister were pronounced dead at the scene or shortly thereafter in the hospital. At least two other people were also injured.
The driver was also taken to a nearby hospital for minor injuries. Police are still looking into the incident and have yet to announce whether or not they would be filing charges.
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