Marvel actor-stuntwoman critically injured in NYC crash


Actor and stuntperson Carrie Bernans, who has appeared in a number of Marvel movies, together with “Black Panther,” and largely lately labored on “The Colour Purple,” was critically injured after being struck by a automotive in New York Metropolis.

At 1:34 a.m. Monday morning New York Metropolis cops have been known as to research an assault that was going down between a person and a girl in a black Mercedes sedan, in keeping with an announcement by the NYPD. Police tried to deescalate the scenario on foot however the driver fled the scene in his automotive. The 44-year-old driver finally mounted a sidewalk and struck a meals stand earlier than hitting 4 pedestrians, together with Bernans. The victims have been transported to NYC Well being & Hospitals/Bellevue in Manhattan.

Bernans is in crucial however secure situation, in keeping with her publicist.

“Her household are ceaselessly grateful for the love and assist they’ve obtained since this tragic accident occurred this morning in NYC,” Bernans’ publicist mentioned in an announcement to The Occasions. “They’re grateful to God that her son was not together with her and that he’s protected and together with her household. She is receiving wonderful care and has an extended street of therapeutic and rehabilitation forward. Her household kindly asks that you just preserve her in your ideas and prayers at the moment.”

A message shared to Bernans’ Instagram and a brand new GoFundMe web page began by her household reiterated that the 29-year-old frequent Marvel stuntperson was not together with her 8-month-old son on the time of the accident.

“Please preserve Carrie in your ideas and prayers. She’s in a lot ache however therapeutic,” the Instagram message reads. “She was concerned in a traumatic incident in NYC. … It ended up knocking her unconscious and [pinned] her underneath the [struck food] stand. She was underneath it unaware of what was occurring.

“She have a number of damaged bones, fractures, & chipped tooth however thanking God that she’s alive. 9 individuals have been injured in his tried escape from the hit & run, together with 3 cops. … Amidst the chaos of the New Yr’s incident, she’s holding onto an immense sense of gratitude for all times itself.”

The put up additionally famous that Bernans — who labored as a stuntperson on Jordan Peele’s “Nope” — had efficiently undergone surgical procedure and expressed her optimism for the street to restoration she faces: “Regardless of the accidents sustained within the collision brought on by a hit-and-run in NYC, she’s crammed with hope and religion within the unfolding of a phenomenal new chapter.”

After the automotive accident, NYPD officers have been capable of apprehend the motive force of the recklessly pushed automotive, 44-year-old Mohamed Alaouie. Per the NYPD, he’s dealing with a number of expenses, together with tried homicide, assault, reckless endangerment, prison possession of a managed substance, leaving the scene of an accident, driving whereas intoxicated and driving whereas apparently impaired.


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