A drunk driver purposely mowed down four people outside of a controversial 93rd Street nightclub after an argument erupted between two groups of New Year’s party goers, as reported by Daily News.
The drunken brawl spilled out of the 93 Lounge, located between between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue, on January 1, at around 3:30 a.m. According to police, one of the belligerents, 34-year-old Charles Amado of Staten Island, got behind the wheel of his 2012 Acura as the fight ensued. Amado then allegedly threw the car into reverse, hitting at least four people and critically injuring one.
“It was really bad. You just hear people screaming, crying there was blood everywhere,” witness Deoneicia Davis told Fox 5. “There’s people’s boots and sneakers on the floor.”
After hitting two parked cars, multiple witnesses say the driver switched seats with his passenger, a 39-year-old woman, who put the car in reverse and slammed into two more cars before police arrived on the scene.
“People have gone to community board meetings, begging to get the club shut down,” she said. “There are always fights.”
All four people struck by Amado’s car, two men and two women in their 20′s, were taken to Lutheran Medical Center, according to Fox 5. One, a 29-year-old man is in critical condition while the other three have non life-threatening injuries, police told reporters.