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Actress and stuntwoman Carrie Bernans was seriously injured in a suspected hit-and-run in New York City at 1:30 a.m. Monday.
Bernans, whose work includes that of 2023 The color purple as well as that of Marvel Black Panther And Avengers Infinity War/Endgame, was injured along with eight other people. According to her publicist, she was hit by a driver who crashed into an outdoor dining area at Chirp, a Peruvian restaurant in midtown Manhattan. That driver then reversed and crashed into another car before police arrived.
Bernans recently gave birth to a son, and luckily the newborn wasn’t with her, but rather at a hotel with her family. Bernans is in stable condition and currently undergoing surgery. His mother posted details of the traumatic incident on Instagram, which you can see below, and Bernans is in bad shape.
“She’s still in so much pain and can’t answer calls right now… She’s in so much pain but she’s healing. She was involved in a traumatic incident in New York in which a man in his 40s was trying to escape a hit-and-run and crashed into several cars before hitting a food stand near which she and her friend were walking. This ended up causing her to lose consciousness and hang under the bar. She was under the influence, unaware of what was happening,” Patricia Lee wrote.
“She has a few broken bones, fractures and chipped teeth, but I thank God she is alive. Nine people were injured during his escape attempt following the hit-and-run, including 3 police officers. The police caught up with him shortly after and arrested him. Amidst the chaos of the New Year’s incident, she retains an immense sense of gratitude for life itself.
“This setback did not dissuade him from believing that something remarkable is still being created by God. Despite the injuries sustained in the hit-and-run collision in New York, she is filled with hope and faith that a wonderful new chapter will unfold. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she navigates this path to recovery and a new beginning,” Lee thanked “all the first responders, the police, the strangers, my friend Katherine , the family and friends who helped her. »
Here is his Instagram post, written by his mother.