In a terrible crash in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 11, a baby girl was killed, and her parents were hospitalized.
Tyrik Mott, 28, was accused of driving the wrong way east on Gates Avenue and blew a red light before colliding with another car going north on Vanderbilt Avenue. According to The Post, a family of three was out for a walk in Clinton Hill when a car slammed into their stroller.
AM New York reported the baby was pronounced dead in Brooklyn Hospital, and the mother remains in serious but stable condition after suffering “severe trauma.”
After that, Mott tried to steal a 41-year-old driver’s car to flee the scene of the deadly crash. He was later charged with attempted robbery in Brooklyn Criminal Court.
Judge Deepa Ambekar ordered Mott to be jailed on $100,000 cash bail or a $200,000 partially secured bond at his arraignment.
Mott’s car has a staggering 160 traffic violations at the time. The online database How’s My Driving NY shows the car’s driver received 91 tickets for speeding in school zones and 13 times for running red lights in the city.
Lance Lazzaro, Mott’s private attorney, claimed that his client should be released.
“The way that they wrote this case up, it should have been an ROR (released on your own recognizance),” Lazzaro told The Post.
“She did not follow the factors under the new bail reform statute,” Lazzaro said, referring to the judge. “And, had she followed it, it would have been an ROR. He is recommended for release, he had no criminal record.”
Mott’s mother, who defended him in a brief interview, was among the five relatives who attended his arraignment.
“He’s a good boy,” the mother, who only identified herself as Mrs. Mott, said.