Pedestrian killed, scooter driver critically injured in separate Brooklyn crashes

A man was killed crossing a street and a scooter driver was critically injured in separate Brooklyn crashes on Wednesday, according to police.

In the deadly incident, a 68-year-old man was crossing Glenwood Road at E. 105th St. in Canarsie around 6:50 p.m., cops said.

He was in the crosswalk when a 47-year-old man behind the wheel of a 2017 white Dodge Caravan heading west on Glenwood Road slammed into him, police added.

The NYPD Highway Patrol investigates after a pedestrian was fatally struck by a car on Glenwood Road and East 105th Street in Brooklyn, New York City on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024. (Gardiner Anderson for New York Daily News)
The NYPD Highway Patrol investigates after a pedestrian was fatally struck by a car on Glenwood Road and East 105th St. in Brooklyn on Wednesday. (Gardiner Anderson for New York Daily News)

“I heard the boom [and] I thought the van was going to come inside my store,” nearby store manager Mike Kasm told the Daily News. “He was dragged all the way down the block.”

The victim was dragged about 50 feet from where he was hit before the driver came to a stop.

“Everyone was going crazy, people were screaming, ‘He’s dead,’” said Kasm, 44. “I ran back in and called 911 immediately.”

Medics rushed the man to Brookdale University Hospital, but he could not be saved.

The driver remained on the scene and was later taken into custody. Charges against him were pending Wednesday night.

The victim’s name was not immediately released as police worked to notify his family of his death.

Earlier in the evening, a man riding a scooter near the corner of Fulton St. and Richmond St. in Cypress Hills crashed into an open car door around 5:15 p.m., police said.

He was also taken to Brookdale University Hospital, where he was listen in critical condition.

There were no immediate arrests in the earlier crash.

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