NYPD: Driver strikes two children, plows car into Queens House

(NY1.com) – The NYPD says a driver is in custody after she struck two little boys with her car, then crashed into a house in Queens.

Police say the 35 year-old woman struck a 6-year-old and 2-year-old at 170th Street and 90th Avenue in Jamaica Friday around 3:15 p.m.

Investigators say she kept going, and crashed her car into the front door of a home two blocks away.

A young girl, who was in the home with her family, including her pregnant mother, describes what happened.

“My mom and everyone was in the living room and then we heard a bomb sound,” she said. But we thought it was something around the corner or something. We thought it was some kind of construction work or something and then we felt the house shake. And then we turned around it was just like a movie because the wall just fell down and then it was very scary.”

The driver is now in police custody.

Sources tell NY1 she may have been intoxicated.

Witnesses say she was combative with officers and people who tried to stop her.

The boys suffered only minor cuts and bruises.

Source: NY1.com

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