Two sisters were run over by a Honda while walking with their mother in Brooklyn, one seriously injured

Two sisters, 6 and 8 years old, were run over when they were crossing a street in Brooklyn with their mother yesterday afternoon. The oldest of them was seriously injured.

The NYPD reported that two little sisters were struck while crossing a street in Brooklyn yesterday afternoon.

The girls, ages 6 and 8, were with their mother crossing on the block near 57th Street and 7th Avenue at about 2:15 p.m. when they were struck by a Honda car heading northbound on Seventh Avenue.

The younger of the girls was reported in stable condition, but the 8-year-old was seriously injured. The 41-year-old driver remained at the scene of the accident. It was not immediately clear if charges would be filed, Pix11 reported.

This year has been particularly grim on New York asphalt in all five boroughs. From Jan. 1 to July 31, some 150 people were killed in road crashes, according to the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT). Particularly there is a 129% increase in hit-and-run incidents citywide.

In addition to gun violence, traffic accidents have been another major challenge for new Mayor Eric Adams. This is despite “Vision Zero,” a road safety plan created in 2014 by then-new Mayor Bill de Blasio, who promised to make the city safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists, with a goal of zero fatalities by 2024.

New York City had already experienced a 35% increase in traffic accidents in April, NYPD warned. By the end of that month, there was a tragic spate of an average of one person killed in a hit-and-run every day.