New York City Woman Arrested In Crash That Left Two Children Dead

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The NYPD has arrested a Staten Island woman in a fatal crash in Brooklyn in March.

Dorothy Bruns, 44, was taken into custody after a grand jury voted to indict her. She was charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, and assault.

Authorities say Bruns lost control of her car and struck and killed two children on 9th Street in Park Slope.

One child was the daugher of actress Ruthie Ann Miles who won a Tony Award for "The King And I."

Bruns, who has multiple sclerosis, claimed she had a seizure before the accident. She used a walker as she entered the courtroom to plead not guilty.

Prosecutor Craig Esswein said due to her conditions, she should have never been behind the wheel.

"This tragic incident was forseeable judge, and it was avoidable," he said.

Bruns was being looked at for a stroke or seizure. Her attorney David Jacob said she needed to drive for her job.

"The neurologist knew that and wrote her a letter that clearly in plain English said that she could resume all prior functions," he said.

Bruns was still on the road even though her car had eight camera violations for speeding and running red lights, 1010 WINS' Samantha Liebman reported. According to a report in the Daily News, Bruns allegedly ran over a woman's foot in Queens in September

"As a NYC driver, seeing half the people on the road -- there's a lot of people who shouldn't be driving," said Raoul who works at the Park Slope intersection where the kids were struck and killed.

Authorities suspended Bruns' license after the fatal Park Slope crash. 

Days after the crash, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Bruns should be in jail.