A lead-footed driver whose car has racked up more than 90 speeding tickets near city schools and habitually failed to stop at red lights was arrested in the hit-run that killed a 3-month-old girl in Brooklyn, cops said Sunday.
Tyrik Mott, 28, was busted soon after the wrong-way crash that left the baby dead and injured three other people around 6 p.m. Saturday in Clinton Hill, police said. He was nabbed after fleeing the scene on foot and trying to steal another driver’s car, according to authorities.
Mott was allegedly driving a 2017 dark silver Honda Civic in the wrong direction on Gates Avenue when he collided with a 2020 black Honda Civic operated by a 49-year-old woman at Vanderbilt Avenue, cops said.
The 2017 Honda, which had Pennsylvania plates, had been captured by automated speed cameras zooming past Big Apple schools at least 10 mph above the speed limit 91 times since fall 2017, city records show.
The driver of the vehicle was busted speeding in school zones an astonishing 35 times in 2021 alone, including for seven infractions since summer began, according to records.
The car was also captured running red lights 14 times since 2017 — and on five occasions in recent months, data shows.
On Saturday, a 33-year-old female pedestrian, a 36-year-old male pedestrian and a 3-month old girl, who was in a stroller, were hit by the vehicles, cops said. The baby flew 15 to 20 feet in the air, a witness had told The Post. The victims’ identifies have not been released.
Mott then allegedly took off on foot and tried to steal a 41-year-old driver’s 2020 Hyundai, cops said. He was arrested a short time later and charged with attempted robbery, attempted grand larceny, resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration, officials said.
“When this guy ran from the scene initially, he attempted to steal another vehicle to evade police,” a police spokesman said.
The critically injured baby was taken to Brooklyn Hospital but couldn’t be saved. Her mom was taken to New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and listed in serious condition.
The 36-year-old man was taken to Brooklyn Hospital in stable condition. The 49-year-old woman was taken to New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in stable condition.