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A 60-year-old pedestrian was critically injured on Oct. 11 when a driver hit him on Ocean Avenue in Flatbush, cops said.

The man had just stepped out from between two parked cars in the Prospect-Park-bound lane of traffic between Tennis Court and Church Avenue at about 7:46 pm when a 45-year-old motorist behind the wheel of a black Audi-6 sedan collided with him, smashing his head against the windshield and sending him flying into an opposite lane, police at the scene said.

Paramedics drove the pedestrian to Kings County Hospital Center, where he is in critical condition, according to a report. The man failed to check for oncoming traffic, officers stated.

A Highway Patrol sergeant at the scene of the crash said that the driver of the Audi was briefly cuffed when his license plate number appeared in a database as stolen, but it turned out he had lost his front license plate and reported that taken, and had not lost the back one bearing the same number.

No charges have been filed against the drive, but an investigation is ongoing, the NYPD said.

Through August, police had logged 14 crashes this year, resulting three injuries, at the intersection of Church and Ocean avenues. The 70th Precinct, which serves Flatbush, had issued 13,213 moving violations as of Sept. 1, data show.

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at nhurowitz@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Ace from New Utrecht says:
"The man failed to check for oncoming traffic, officers stated."

and how do the officers know this?
Oct. 13, 2014, 3:18 pm
Common Cents from Crown Heights says:
And while the DoT and Mayor Bill "I'm exempt from Vision Zero" DeBlasio keep talking about pedestrian safety they won't put cameras in areas with high accident volume. They would rather place them on highway off ramps to create speed traps.
Oct. 14, 2014, 7:15 am
Uncommon from Sense says:
Hey, Ace, read much?

"The man had just stepped out from between two parked cars in the Prospect-Park-bound lane of traffic ..."

Did you see something different? Oh, that's right...YOU WEREN'T THERE!
Oct. 14, 2014, 9:51 am
ty from pps says:
by the way, that 13,000 figure sounds like a lot... but it's on 55 per day and that isn't the number of stops, but number of violations. Anyone that has been on the street around here know that 55 per day is barely scratching the surface of idiot drivers.
Oct. 14, 2014, 1:07 pm
bailjumper from Flatbush says:
Why dont pedestrians cross at the crosswalk when they have the walk signal.
Oct. 19, 2014, 1:21 pm

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