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Man dies days after SUV driver smashes into him in W’burg

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A man died on Oct. 23 after a driver hit him in the middle of a Williamsburg street five days earlier, police said on Saturday.

The 40-year-old motorist behind the wheel of a 2016 GMC sport-utility vehicle was traveling on Lorimer Street towards Greenpoint on Oct. 18 when he struck 35-year-old Filiberto Coalt near Montrose Avenue around 9:40 pm, according to officials.

Coalt, who lived blocks away on Montrose Avenue at the corner of New Montrose Avenue, was crossing Lorimer Street outside a crosswalk while walking towards his home when the driver plowed into him in the middle of the road, according to a Police Department spokesman, who said the driver likely didn’t see the victim.

“According to the driver, he appeared out of nowhere — he was not able to stop in time,” said Det. Ahmed Nasser.

Paramedics rushed Coalt to Woodhull Hospitall in critical condition, and doctors then transported him to Cornell Medical Center, where he died five days later, authorities said.

The motorist remained at the scene, and cops have not yet arrested anyone, according to Nasser, who said police are still investigating the fatal crash.

“We have to look into every angle to see if this guy was speeding or not, look for video indicating speeding, and anything like that,” Nasser said.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Posted 12:00 am, October 30, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Barry from Kenya says:
Cross at the green, not in between.
Oct. 30, 9:18 am
Barry from Kenya says:
Always be in control of your vehicle and be prepared to stop. The driver was probably speeding.
Oct. 30, 12:23 pm

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