A 97-year-old man died in a Brooklyn accident on Wednesday when a 79-year-old driver pulled out of the park and onto the curb, driving along a sidewalk and crashing into the victim with his bumper, then pushing him into a storefront that killed him.
Police responded to a 911 call regarding a car accident involving a pedestrian on Brighton Beach Avenue, just east of Bright 4 Street, right before 4 p.m.
Their investigation saw the 79-year-old driver attempting to move his parked car from a spot on Brighton Beach Avenue as the 97-year-old sat on a walking device further down the street. He was near the building line, police said.
The Cadillac driver attempted to move west on Brighton Beach Avenue but mounted the curb inside and drove north on the sidewalk, crashing into the older man and pushing him through the glass door storefront, leaving the man between the doors and the vehicle’s front bumper. He was declared dead at a hospital.
The Cadillac driver was not injured.
Police say investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed as of yet.