99-year-old Holocaust survivor fatally struck by car while headed to Brooklyn synagogue


MANHATTAN BEACH, BROOKLYN, NY – Police said an elderly man died after being hit by a vehicle while he was headed to synagogue in Brooklyn Saturday afternoon, according to the Daily News.

The victim was identified as 99-year-old Jack Mikulincer, a Holocaust survivor. The accident happened in the area of Oriental Boulevard and Coleridge Street in Manhattan Beach at about 4:45 p.m. According to police, Mikulincer was crossing north on Coleridge Street in his electric-powered wheelchair on his way to observe the Sabbath at the Manhattan Beach Jewish Center when he was struck by a BMW X5 SUV.  Mikulincer was pronounced dead after being taken to Coney Island Hospital.

The driver of the BMW, 52-year-old Pyotr Yadgarov, stayed at the scene and so far no charges have been filed. Yadgarov was identified in the report as a prominent real estate developer in Coney Island.

The car involved in the accident reportedly had six tickets last year for speeding in school zones.

The NYPD is continuing its investigation into the crash.

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