Brooklyn man arrested for fatal Staten Island car crash
A dramatic scene unfolded on Tuesday afternoon, August 30, whena Bay 20th Street man was arrested by police after leading them ona brief chase through several backyards.
Pittsley is said to have been driving the Chevy Suburban SUVthat sped down Hillside Terrace, ran a stop sign and collided witha Nissan Sentra at Hylan Boulevard before then flipping over andcrashing into a parked car at around 9:45 p.m. Monday. It isunknown whether alcohol was involved.
The crash killed 18-year-old Angel Rivera of Staten Island andleft six other teens as well as the 20-year-old driver of theNissan with various fractures and other injuries to their face,limbs and body. All were rushed to Staten Island UniversityHospital; a 17-year-old girl who was riding in the SUV had to haveher partially amputated right arm re-attached by doctors.