Lt. John Grimpel of the NYPD confirmed to PEOPLE that the driver was a 44-year-old Dorothy Bruns who “failed to maintain control of the vehicle and struck the pedestrians.”
The NYPD source revealed that the woman allegedly continued driving down the street until she crashed into some parked cars. The 1-year-old Joshua’s stroller was dragged halfway down the street with the child in it.
According to the New York Daily News, Bruns was suffering from various health problems, including multiple sclerosis. It is believed that she had a seizure while she was driving a car.
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez commented: