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Police: Drunk driver hit senior • Brooklyn Paper

Police: Drunk driver hit senior

Broken: The victim shattered the windshield on impact.
Photo by Paul Martinka

A Midwood senior is clinging to life after a drunk driver allegedly hit him on Avenue T on Saturday.

The 85-year-old victim, who lived nearby, was crossing the road near E. 26th Street at about 7:30 pm when a 27-year-old driver hit the man so hard he lost his shoes and smashed the car’s windshield, law enforcement sources said.

The victim was not in a crosswalk and walked out from behind two parked cars, a police report states.

Critical: A Midwood man is clinging to life after an allegedly drunk driver hit him on Avenue T on Saturday.
Photo by Paul Martinka

Emergency responders took the senior to Lutheran Medical Center in critical condition, officials said.

The driver had no license and was driving a car with Florida plates, cops said.

Police are charging him with assault, driving without a license, and driving while intoxicated, a department spokesman said.

Lost his shoes: Police say the victim was not in a crosswalk and came out from behind two parked cars.
Photo by Paul Martinka

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at mjaeger@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @JustTheMax.

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