A driver fatally struck an senior man in a Brooklyn crash last week, according to a police report released by the NYPD on Wednesday, June 8.
The victim, area resident 70-year-old Deshui Wang was crossing 65th Street at 4th Avenue when a 53-year-old man driving a Jeep truck struck him while heading west on 65th Street at 7:11 p.m. on June 1, cops said.
The driver hit Wang head on and the senior citizen was “thrown to the pavement,” according to the police report.
Paramedics brought the victim to NYU Langone Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The septuagenarian was fatally injured just two blocks away from his home on 63rd Street.
Police issued the driver two summonses for failing to yield to a pedestrian and for failure to obey a traffic control device, but an NYPD spokesperson could not specify which device triggered the second ticket.
Cops did not arrest the driver at the scene and there are no other charges against him, the Department rep said.
The intersection at the border of the Bay Ridge and Sunset Park neighborhoods lies in the shadow of the busy elevated Gowanus Expressway and has a history of crashes wounding dozens of New Yorkers.
There have been 38 collisions over the past 10 years, injuring 56 people, including 46 people in cars, seven on bikes, and three on foot, according to data collected by the website NYC Crash Mapper.