A mourner holds a candle at a vigil.


Vigil Held For Victims Of Deadly Park Slope Crash

March 07, 2018 - 8:33 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A vigil was held in Park Slope on Tuesday night, for 1-year-old Josh Lew and 4-year-old Abigail Blumenstein who were struck and killed by a car on Monday afternoon.

There is a growing memorial of candles, teddy bears, flowers, and written prayers at the corner of 9th Street and 5th Avenue.

The children's mothers Lauren Lew and Tony-winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles remain hospitalized in stable condition. A Go Fund Me created on Miles' behalf has raised over $300,000.

Authorities have suspended the license of the driver, 44-year-old Dorothy Bruns of Staten Island, and reports say she may face manslaughter charges.

She told police she ran the red light after suffering a medical episode.

On Tuesday, about 100 local residents gathered and chanted 'safe streets now', some of them were carrying signs mocking Vision Zero, as they greeted Mayor Bill de Blasio about a block from where the children were killed.

The mayor stopped and had a lengthy exchange with parent Doug Gordon who demanded a concrete plan.

"I hear the point man, but I also want to say the enforcement has been growing every single year and that's numerical. You can see it. I can show you the facts there has been more enforcement than ever. The speed cameras have had a huge impact, we need a hell of a lot more," he said.

Police in the neighborhood were seen pulling over drivers for speeding and not yielding on Tuesday morning.