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Police: 2 Hurt As SUV Slams Into Several Cars In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Two people were rushed to the hospital Sunday morning after a serious crash involving a half-dozen cars in Brooklyn.

The driver of an SUV ran a red light at Cumberland Street and Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene just before 2 a.m., police told CBS2's Ilana Gold.

It plowed into a Smart car and then slammed into four cars and a motorcycle parked along the side of the street. The force was so strong, the vehicles were piled on top of each other and pushed up onto the sidewalk.

Police: 2 Hurt As SUV Slams Into Several Cars In Brooklyn

The 29-year-old SUV driver and his passenger, a 35-year-old woman, were taken to New York Methodist Hospital with serious trauma all over their bodies. As of Sunday morning, they were in stable condition, Gold reported. No one else was hurt.

No arrests have been made, but police say the driver could face criminal charges.

On Sunday morning, glass and car parts were scattered across the neighborhood, and the Sanitation Department was out cleaning up the mess.

The accident wasn't a total surprise to Emily, who said drivers often race to beat the light.

"We're more careful with our dog. We're more careful crossing the street," she told 1010 WINS' Roger Stern.

Though others in the neighborhood said it isn't a particularly bad intersection.

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