Mob-drama ‘Gravesend’ crew helped rescue teen struck by car
The cast and crew from the Brooklyn-based mob drama “Gravesend” rushed to help a 14-year-old boy who was struck by a car on Monday.
The incident occurred on Avenue X near West 2nd Street.
An 80-year-old woman was driving her 2005 Chevrolet westbound on Avenue X when her brakes failed, according to police. They say she made a left turn southbound on West 2nd Street and rear-ended a 2021 Toyota vehicle, then struck the 14-year-old male who was walking his dog.
Crew members, including the show’s creator and lead actor, William DeMeo, rushed out when they heard the boy screaming and worked together to get him out from under the car.
The teen was taken to Maimonides Medical Center where he is in critical, but stable condition.
“For me, I just feel like God was there with us and it’s just fate," said DeMeo, who described how the crew lifted the car to reach the boy who was bleeding. He also said the dog was fine.
The Gravesend crew says they plan to visit the boy once they finish filming their second season.
The driver and the 85-year-old male passenger were transported to NYU Langone.