On Monday afternoon, Abigail Blumenstein, age 4, and Joshua Lew, age 1, were crossing a street in Brooklyn with their mothers when a woman driving a Volvo sedan accelerated and crashed into them, according to police reports. Both children were killed.
Now, advocates and neighborhood groups are organizing a march to rally against the deaths of children on New York City streets. On Monday, March 12, protestors will gather near Brooklyn’s Prospect Park to march to the scene of these deaths. Kevin Flores, a 13-year-old killed by a car in February, will also be remembered, according to a Facebook page.