New York City has become a challenging place for working, vacationing, and living in general.
Crime is out of control and city services are being stretched to the breaking point.
Now a New York City hit-and-run driver of 7 just left police bone-chilling words about her crimes.
The Big Apple has seen its share of problems skyrocket in recent months.
Nearly 100,000 illegal immigrants arrived in the city in the last year and record police retirements are occurring while incidents of crime are way up.
This has been largely due to far-left governance.
Against this backdrop, the last thing that New Yorkers need is a horrific crime like that which occurred this week.
A 29-year-old woman named Imani Lucas is accused of striking seven pedestrians with her car and fleeing in Midtown before getting herself into another crash in Queens on Sunday evening.
Six men and one woman were injured.
According to the NYPD, six of the victims were taken to hospitals in stable condition and the seventh refused medical attention.
Melissa Lucas is the mother of the accused driver and claims that her daughter has a history of mental illness.
A chilling claim from a troubled individual
She said, “[Imani] said she was hearing voices.”
Police agreed that Lucas likely suffered a mental health episode
According to the New York Post, when Imani Lucas was in custody she was irrational and made nonsensical claims, saying to police, “Jesus made me do it.”
She has been charged with seven counts each of attempted murder, assault, reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, and reckless driving related to Sunday evening’s crash.
Melissa Lucas claims that her daughter called her in distress before the crash, saying, “I asked her, I said, ‘Imani, where are you?’ She didn’t know where she was. She didn’t know where she was going. She said, ‘I’m just driving. I’m just driving.’ And I said, ‘Where are you?’ ‘I don’t know. I don’t know.’ And then that’s when I think I heard a police officer coming up to her talking, and then I heard something like Bayside, Queens.”
She was reportedly on medication for her mental illness.
One of the pedestrians struck was Italian tennis coach Giulia Gardani.
Gardani was originally listed in critical condition but has since been upgraded to stable condition.
All of the other pedestrians also suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.