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97-year-old killed after driver mounts curb in Brighton Beach

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A 97-year-old man is dead after a driver jumped the curb in Brighton Beach on Wednesday, sending the victim careening into a nearby storefront.

Authorities say the incident occurred at approximately 3:45 pm on April 7 near 405 Brighton Beach Ave.

At that time, police say the victim, Volf Ferdman, was stationary on the sidewalk with his walking device when the operator of a Cadillac Escalade attempted to pull from a parked position on the avenue. The driver, 79, then mounted the curb and drove onto the sidewalk where Ferdman’s walking device was parked.

The victim was struck by the front bumper and forced into a storefront, where he became pinned between the business’ glass doors, authorities said.

EMS and responding officers from the 60th Precinct arrived to find Ferdman with severe bodily trauma. He was transported to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn where he was pronounced dead.

The Cadillac driver was not injured in the collision and the investigation remains ongoing, according to police.

This story first appeared on AMNY.com.

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