Driver Flees, Passenger Arrested After Car Slams into Staten Island Home

By Spectrum News Staff Staten Island |

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – One person is on the run and another arrested after a car crashed into a residential building on Staten Island early Monday morning.

Police say a car collided into the building located at 350 Jewett Avenue just before 3 a.m.

Upon impact, the driver fled the scene, then the passenger apparently grabbed the wheel and tried to drive off, but was apprehended before he could take off.

He is believed to have been under the Influence.

About a dozen residents were forced to evacuate in the middle of the night, under freezing temperatures.


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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.