An 85-year-old driver struck and killed a 67-year-old pedestrian in Brighton Beach yesterday while attempting to park his car, according to police. He also allegedly injured several other pedestrians.
Police say that at around 1:15 p.m., the unidentified driver was attempting to reverse into a parking spot outside the Gold Label deli on Brighton Beach Avenue near Brighton 7th Street when he mounted the curb. He struck the 67-year-old woman, who was shopping outside the deli, as well as a 70-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man, both of whom were deli employees according to he Daily News.
The first victim was taken to Coney Island Hospital and pronounced dead, according to police. The two other victims were taken to Lutheran Hospital in stable condition.
"He was trying to park, but he hit the gas," drugstore worker Benito Grande told the Daily News, referring to the driver. "He came up backward on the sidewalk with great speed ... He was saying he didn't know what happened."
The driver stayed at the scene, according to police. As of Tuesday morning, he had not been charged with a crime.