NYPD: 1-year-old in critical condition wasn't in car seat during Brownsville crash; drivers face charges

Police say a 28-year-old woman was driving the Honda Accord with a 21-year-old woman, and that woman's 1-year-old child inside.

Faith Graham

May 21, 2024, 10:57 AM

Updated 26 days ago

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A toddler is in critical condition following a two-car crash in Brownsville Monday night. Police say the child was not in a car seat, and both drivers are facing charges.
According to police, the driver of a Honda Accord ran a red light and collided into another car.
Police say a 28-year-old woman identified as Natalie Leonard was driving the Honda Accord with a 21-year-old woman, and that woman's 1-year-old child inside. After running the light, they say she collided with an Acura, sending both cars careening up onto the sidewalk.
Leonard is facing a slew of charges, including reckless endangerment, vehicular assault, DWI and operating a motor vehicle without insurance or a license.
The driver of the Acura, identified as Leisel Renaud, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle.
No one on the street was injured.


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