Carrie Bernans Actress & Stuntwoman Seriously Injured In Hit-And-Run At A Manhattan Restaurant
Carrie Bernans via Instagram

Carrie Bernans, an actress and stuntwoman, who has appeared in films like Black Panther and The Color Purple, was seriously injured when a driver crashed into an outside dining area of a Manhattan restaurant while fleeing the police on New Year’s Day.

According to the NYPD, they responded to a report of physical assault by the 44-year-old male driver of a black Mercedes against his 34-year-old female passenger.

Police said in a statement: 

Officers on foot attempted to de-escalate the situation and ordered the male operator of the vehicle to put the vehicle into park. The male failed to obey the officers’ orders and fled westbound on 33rd Street before making a right turn onto 7th Avenue counter flow to traffic.

The Mercedes then turned onto westbound West 34th Street, where he mounted the sidewalk and began traveling westbound. The male then struck a food cart and two 39-year-old female pedestrians, a 31-year-old female pedestrian, and a 29-year-old female pedestrian.

The driver, Mohamed Alaouie, of Fort Lee, New Jersey, was charged with three counts of attempted murder, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a controlled substance, leaving an accident with a serious injury, and driving while intoxicated, police said Tuesday.

Carrie Bernans, 29, sustained multiple broken bones and teeth in the hit-and-run and underwent emergency surgery on Monday. 

Her mother, Patricia, provided the following information via Instagram:

She’s still in so much pain and can’t answer calls at this time, but appreciate the messages. This was a traumatic incident.

Please keep Carrie in your thoughts and prayers. She’s in so much pain but healing. She was involved in a traumatic incident in NYC where a man, early 40s was trying to escape a hit and run and ran into multiple cars before hitting a food stand that her friend & her were walking near.

It ended up knocking her unconscious and pinned her under the stand. She was under it unaware of what was happening.

She have a few broken bones, fractures, & chipped teeth but thanking God that she’s alive.

Nine people were injured in his attempted escape from the hit & run, including 3 police officers.

Police caught him shortly after and arrested him.

Amidst the chaos of the New Year’s incident, she’s holding onto an immense sense of gratitude for life itself.

This setback hasn’t deterred her belief that something remarkable is still being crafted by God.

Despite the injuries sustained in the collision caused by a hit-and-run in NYC, she’s filled with hope and faith in the unfolding of a beautiful new chapter.

Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she navigate this path toward recovery and new beginnings.

Just finished surgery. 🙏🏾 tag your teeth makeover places in Atlanta and Los Angeles please.

Thank you to all the first responders, police, strangers, my friend Katherine, family & friends who’s helped her.

*P.S., her son was not there. He was safe in a warm hotel room with family. And thank you to all who reached out. 🙏🏾 #newyork #trauma #newyears #nye 

Watch the CBS New York news report below.

In addition to being a superwoman on screen, Carrie Bernans is a supermom to her beautiful 8-month-old son, Jaxon. 

A GoFundMe has been launched to financially support her while she recovers as well as Carrie’s teeth reconstruction, medical bills, therapy (mental and physical), childcare, and groceries.


Please keep Carrie Bernans in your thoughts and prayers as she recovers mentally and physically from this traumatic experience. 

Source: NBC New York

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