Marvel movie actress and stuntwoman Carrie Bernans was seriously injured by a crazed driver who slammed into a Halal food truck while fleeing cops in Midtown early on New Year’s Day, pinning her underneath the truck.
Bernans, 39, and a friend, a gymnast, were walking past the Halal truck on 34th St. near Eighth Ave. about 1:45 a.m. Monday when Mohamed Alaouie’s BMW SUV rammed into the food truck, according to cops.
The Halal truck lurched forward, striking Bernans, her friend and a third pedestrian. Bernans, who had a role in Marvel’s “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Endgame,” and the “Color Purple” was briefly pinned under the truck.
She broke several bones and chipped several teeth in the crash, grisly photos posted on social media show.
“Please keep Carrie in your thoughts and prayers,” Bernans’ mother posted on Instagram Monday evening. “She’s in so much pain but healing.”
The crash, her mother said, “ended up knocking her unconscious and (pinned) her under the stand. She was under it unaware of what was happening.”
“Amidst the chaos of the New Year’s incident, she’s holding onto an immense sense of gratitude for life itself,” the mother added.
Alaouie, 44, is facing multiple counts of assault and attempted murder of a police officer, as well as reckless driving and drug possession charges.
New Year’s Eve revelers were walking down 33rd St. near Seventh Ave. when they saw Alaouie inside the idling SUV arguing and assaulting his girlfriend.
Witnesses tried to get him to stop but when he wouldn’t they flagged down police, who ordered him to get out of the SUV.
“F— this s—!” Alaouie screamed before throwing the SUV into drive and speeding off down 33rd St., making an illegal turn onto Seventh Ave and nearly striking several officers, according to cops.
Alaouie drove down W. 34th St., struck the Halal truck and kept on going for another block, driving both in the street and on the sidewalk before slamming into a sidewalk shed for a chicken restaurant.
During his escape, he struck a taxi cab that struck another taxi cab heading the other direction and finally came to a stop against a parked pick-up truck and an unoccupied van.
Six pedestrians, including Bernans and her friend and three police officers suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Alaouie was taken to Bellevue Hospital as well. His arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court was pending.
His girlfriend managed to get out of the SUV during the chaos and wasn’t injured, cops said.
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