Pedestrian killed in deadly Flatbush Ave car flip

Tragic: The driver fatally hit a pedestrain as his black Nissan Sentra flipped onto the sidewalk.
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Police have arrested a driver who they say hit and killed a pedestrian in Flatbush on Monday evening after jumping the curb and flipping his car into the victim.

The 58-year-old motorist, who police say did not have a licence, was driving with a 3-year-old boy Midwood-bound along Flatbush Avenue at around 5:27 pm, when he allegedly veered onto the sidewalk between Albermarle Road and Regent Place, overturning his black Nissan Sentra and smashing into a 50-year-old East Flatbush resident Charles Kinyeti, authorities said.

Police say they found Kinyeti unconscious and unresponsive at the scene. Paramedics took him to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, according to a report.

Emergency responders also took the driver and the little boy to the same hospital, where both are in stable condition, cops said.

Police later arrested the driver, and he faces charges of driving without a license.

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Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018: Updated with victim's name. Updated with arrest details.
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Reasonable discourse

Bklynite from Brooklyn says:
Mayor de Blasio is a coward. Start telling the NYPD to enforce the law!
Nov. 10, 2015, 10:19 am
Rachel from Flatbush says:
Too bad the driver didn't die, schmuck. Condolences to the victim, DeBlasio is a cretin.
Nov. 10, 2015, 1:13 pm
Tyler from pps says:
Ruth Brown --
First a compliment: THANK YOU for placing the fault of this where it should be "A driver hit and killed a pedestrian" (rather than the usual "an inanimate object magically kills someone" default used to ridiculous levels in the media)

Second, a question: Why is the victim named, but not the driver?
Nov. 10, 2015, 2:28 pm
Mark from Boerum Heights says:
The driver's name was never released to the public in this incident, thats why it wasnt in the article.
Nov. 11, 2015, 9:38 am
Peter Engel from downtown Brooklyn says:
#crashesnotaccidents - agree with Tyler.

Yet the NYPD arrests the guy for driving without a license, not vehicular manslaughter. ZERO VISION indeed.
Nov. 11, 2015, 12:28 pm

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