ByEyewitness News

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 4:34PM

Driver charged in crash that killed grandmother and injured child in Brooklyn

BATH BEACH, Brooklyn (WABC) — The driver of a truck that fatally struck a grandmother pushing her toddler granddaughter in a stroller in Brooklyn is now facing charges.

The crash happened Tuesday after 1 p.m. at 25th Avenue and Bath Avenue in the Bath Beach section of Brooklyn.

Officials say 66-year-old Xia Ying Chen was pushing a stroller with her 2-year-old granddaughter inside when they were struck by a 2022 Ram pickup truck.

The vehicle was making a left turn on Bath Avenue before striking the victims in the crosswalk.

Chen was taken to Lutheran Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

The child was rushed to NYU Langone Hospital, where she is being checked out for minor scrapes and bruises.

56-year-old Faheem Shabazz is charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian.

The investigation into the crash continues.

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