Driver charged in accident that caused death of scooter rider in Brooklyn


BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, NY – A driver is facing charges after police she struck and killed a man riding a scooter in Brooklyn last Wednesday afternoon, 1010 WINS reports.

The crash happened in the area of Clifton Place and Classon Avenue in the Clinton Hill section of the borough at about 1:12 p.m.  Investigators said 33-year-old Andrew Thomas was stopped at a red light at the intersection on his motorized scooter when he was hit from behind by an SUV driven by 45-year-old Rachel Golden.

Police said Thomas was thrown from the scooter, pinned under the SUV, and dragged down the street as Golden kept driving.  He was pronounced dead after being taken to New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.

Golden was arrested at the crash scene and was charged with vehicular manslaughter, operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs and driving without a license.

The accident remains under investigation by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad.

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