BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A man driving while his license was revoked ran down a 64-year-old man from Bath Beach Sunday, June 9, 2019. The New York Police Department received the call reporting the accident around 4 p.m. according to the Brooklyn Paper. Detectives with the New York Police Department’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad are trying to piece together how the fatal collision happened. The operator of the Sports Utility Vehicle that killed the pedestrian stayed with his car while at the scene of the crash. Police arrested him and listed several charges against him for driving while having a revoked license. There was no information whether additional charges could come forward when the NYPD Highway Collision Investigation Squad detectives finish their inquiry.
Detectives say that around 4 p.m. on Sunday, a 47-year-old man drove a 2016 GMC Yukon Sports Utility Vehicle westerly on Cropsey Avenue. The 64-year-old victim, a man from Bath Beach, was walking in the crosswalk on 16thAvenue as the vehicle approached. The SUV hit the pedestrian and inflicted severe head trauma on the man according to a report appearing in the Brooklyn Home Reporter.
Emergency Medical Services attempted to rescue the severely injured pedestrian. They rushed him to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn. Physicians there declared the man deceased sometime after his arrival at the hospital.
NYPD officers levied numerous criminal charges against the 47-year-old driver after they arrested him at the scene of the crash. Those charges include failing to give a license and registration to a police officer, and aggravated operation without a valid license in both the second degree and third degree. Police also issued the driver a motor vehicle citation for being an unlicensed operator. Officers did not say who owned the vehicle the revoked driver operated.
Detectives have not filed their full report as of this time, and they did not set a timeline for its completion. There was no information about the status of the accused’s first court appearance.
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