Off-roading: Man drives car into ditch in S’Bay

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Talk about below-ground parking.

An oldster drove his four-wheeler into a trench on Avenue V in Sheepshead Bay, sustaining minor injuries, police said.

The 89-year-old driver was driving on Bedford Avenue towards the Belt Parkway on Wednesday when he turned right onto Avenue V at 11 am and lost control of his 2003 Nissan Sentra, flipping it upside down and landing in the six-foot ditch, according to Police Department spokesman.

Firefighters and cops arrived soon after and spent about 15 minutes pulling the man from his four-wheeler car, according to our photographer Steve Solomonson, who rushed to the scene.

Responders rushed the man to Sunset Park’s NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, according to cops, who said the accident injured no one else.

Workers doing maintenance on an underground pipe dug the trench, but luckily the roughly 12-person crew was toiling further down the block when the elder drove into it, according to Solomonson.

Police called in a towing company to remove the car, which was completely submerged in the hole, some two hours after the incident.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Posted 10:00 am, November 16, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Another self entitled driver who learned the hard way. SMDH.
Nov. 16, 2018, 6:25 pm
Brooklyn says shut up, Tal! says:
Waiting for a big fat retard from Pleasantville, N.Y. to tell us why this entertainer shouldn't have a street named after him.
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:20 pm
Kevin 4wheeler from Bayridge says:
Your story is difficult to follow was this man driving a car or a ATV (also known as a four wheeler.) If he was just in his car why mention a ATV?
Nov. 19, 2018, 10:43 am

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