A 10-year-old boy standing subsequent to a bus cease in Brooklyn was killed by a automotive Tuesday afternoon when a driver jumped the curb and crashed into him, police officers mentioned.
The sufferer, who hasn’t been recognized, was standing on the sidewalk at Ocean Avenue and Avenue L within the Midwood part at 2:43 p.m. when a 59-year-old man driving a grey Lexus crashed into him, the officers mentioned. The Lexus then crashed into constructing scaffolding on Ocean Avenue, they mentioned.
The motive force might have had a medical episode that brought on him to lose management of his automotive, a police official mentioned. The crash was underneath investigation and to this point no arrests have been made, officers mentioned.
The sufferer was delivered to a close-by hospital, the place he was pronounced lifeless. The motive force had a 9-year-old relative in his automotive on the time of the crash, officers mentioned. It isn’t clear if both the driving force or the passenger was hospitalized.
In August, a driver struck and killed a bicycle owner just a few blocks from Tuesday’s crash.
In 2018, driver
struck and killed two youngsters in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood after she suffered a medical episode and misplaced management of her automotive, police mentioned.
She was charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent murder and assault after prosecutors mentioned she ignored medical doctors’ warnings to not drive. She pleaded not responsible however later died by suicide.
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