BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, NY – An elderly man died after he was struck by a vehicle that jumped a curb in Brooklyn Thursday afternoon, the Daily News reports.
The accident happened in front of an Apple Bank on Brighton Beach Avenue near Brighton 4th Street. According to police, the driver of a Cadillac Escalade SUV had pulled out of a parking space when he went over a curb at about 3:45 p.m. The vehicle struck 97-year-old Volf Ferdman, who was sitting on his walking device at the time while on his way to the bank. Ferdman was pinned between the Cadillac’s front bumper and the bank’s glass windows.
He was pronounced dead after being taken to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn. The 79-year-old driver of the Cadillac was not injured. No charges were immediately filed in the accident, which remains under investigation.
Ferdman, a World War II veteran, came to the United States from Ukraine about 20 years ago, family members said. He lived several blocks from the scene of the crash in Brighton Beach.
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