Police said that 27 year old Rahleek Odom of 1010 President Street was arrested on Thursday in connection with the incident that took place a day earlier at approximately 2:50 PM at the intersection of Lee Avenue and Middleton Street.
Police said that Odom sideswiped a Volkswagen driven by a 21 year old woman before plowing into the intersection, hitting the unidentified 25 year old Chasidic woman in the crosswalk.
Surveillance video showed the woman flying off the roof of the car and landing across intersection, her belongings scattering everywhere. The car sped on, driving on the sidewalk in an effort to escape police.
The woman suffered a broken tibia, pelvis and collarbone. The Daily News (http://bit.ly/30eKiVV) reported that she and her baby were both in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital.
Police discovered the abandoned Chrysler in front of 234 Franklin Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvestant after the accident.
According to ABC News (https://7ny.tv/30fOm8o), Odom was reportedly fleeing police who attempted to stop him because of his vehicle’s illegally tinted windows when the accident occurred.
Odom surrendered to police on Thursday. He was charged with assault, reckless endangerment, fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident with a serious injury and for an equipment violation.
He was previously arrested in 2009 for possession of a loaded weapon and in 2010 for assault.