BROOKLYN, New York — A 66-year-old man died after a teenage driver plowed into him and his dog. According to an article appearing in the New York Post, the driver of the vehicle that collided with the man and his dog was only a teenager. He was operating a Mercedes-Benz sedan at the time of the crash. Officers from the New York Police Department file a report saying that the man was trying to cross 4th Avenue at 101st Street while walking in the crosswalk in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn when he was hit around 7:00 p.m. Investigators did not say if they were planning on charging the teen driver.
Accident investigators with the NYPD flocked to the intersection of 4th Avenue and 101st in Bay Ridge for a report of a Mercedes-Benz that had collided with a man walking his dog. Arriving at the scene, the responding police officers found a 66-year-old man down in the street. The New York Post reported that the windshield of the Mercedes sedan was smashed, indicating that the vehicle knocked the pedestrian’s legs out from beneath him and flipped him onto the hood of the car. Medics arrived on the scene and immediately pronounced the man dead from his injuries. The reporting officers did not describe the man’s injuries.
Photographs taken of the scene of the collision by a New York Post news photographer show the officers working the scene. The area in which the fatal pedestrian crash happened was a darkened area of the road. However, the crosswalks are clearly defined and well-marked. The 19-year-old driver remained with police at the scene of the crash. The Mercedes-Benz sedan he drove appeared from the pictures to be a black or dark blue vehicle, which could have been difficult to see coming after dark. NYPD accident investigators continue to work the case.
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