D.A. Bragg Announces Indictment in Car Crash That Injured 5 Pedestrians

April 24, 2023

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., announced today the indictment of SHARON GODWIN, 32, for crashing a stolen car into five pedestrians, including two children, and causing serious injuries. GODWIN is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with two counts of Assault in the First Degree, seven counts of Assault in the Second Degree and one count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree. [1]

“Sharon Godwin allegedly plowed her stolen vehicle onto a crowded sidewalk and injured multiple pedestrians and children. Vehicular violence is a serious threat to the everyday safety of Manhattanites who are trying to walk, bike or drive as they go about their daily lives,” said District Attorney Bragg. “Everyone has a right to safe streets that are free from reckless and dangerous driving.”

According to court documents and statements made on the record, on March 15th, GODWIN was driving a stolen vehicle that she stole from Yonkers.

As she was driving around Broadway and West 190th street she crashed into five pedestrians on the sidewalk, including two children. Two of the victims suffered broken femurs, one suffered a torn ACL and received several staples, and two others sustained substantial bleeding.

After she was arrested, GODWIN provided a fake name to the police.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant D.A. Zachary Kotin, under the supervision of David Hammer (Chief of Trial Bureau 70) and Lisa DelPizzo (Chief of the Trial Division).

Defendant Information:
Peekskill, New York


  • Assault in the First Degree, a class B felony, two counts
  • Assault in the Second Degree, a class D felony, seven counts
  • Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree, a class E felony, one count


[1] The charges contained in the indictment are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. All factual recitations are derived from documents filed in court and statements made on the record in court.