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Truck driver arrested for fatally mowing senior down with big rig in Kensington

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Cops arrested an out-of-state truck driver for hitting and killing a senior in Kensington while behind the wheel of his big rig with a suspended license.

The 54-year-old defendant, who lives in Ohio, faces up to one year in prison if convicted of the top count of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, one of the charges prosecutors slapped him with at a Criminal Court arraignment following the deadly crash on Wednesday, according to a spokesman for the district attorney.

The motorist was driving a 2005 Kenworth tractor-trailer on Courtelyou Road towards Borough Park when he turned left onto McDonald Avenue at 6:55 am, and struck the 71-year-old Ocean Parkway resident as he crossed the street, cops said.

Police rushed to the scene and found the victim lodged between the second and third axle of the defendant’s truck, according to court documents.

The victim never made it to the hospital, and paramedics pronounced him dead on the spot, cops said.

The driver stayed at the scene following the fatal collision, and authorities discovered his license had been suspended in New York for failure to answer a traffic summons, according to court documents.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Posted 11:00 am, December 14, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
I was told that drivers never face any consequences for killing people. Perhaps that was psomeone that has an obsessive hatred of the police. 🧐
Dec. 14, 2018, 12:01 pm
Frank from Furter says:
There are many consequences for killing someone while driving. His license to drive in ny will be revoked. He will probably be charged with misdemeanors of failure to yield and failure to exercise due care. Both punishable by up to a year. I never understand why they don't charge with reckless endangerment..a felony. Unless he was drunk juries just don't convict for manslaughter. Max time for the above is seven years.
Dec. 14, 2018, 12:22 pm
Frank from Furter says:
I know that corner it's where fort Hamilton parkway crosses as well. A difficult corner..for pedestrians.
Dec. 14, 2018, 12:26 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
I was told that I'm a fat loser who needs a hobby. pI pthink that psomeone pwas pmy pmom.
Dec. 14, 2018, 5:25 pm
Wilbur D. Horse from Gotham says:
Was the PED in a crosswalk? Did the PED have the green light or the walk sign? We should not automatically assume that the motorist is evil and always at fault.
Dec. 17, 2018, 7:51 am
Due Process from NYC says:
Let us not assume blame. Let the process go fwd without public pressure nor influence. Let's put the angry torch carrying mob mentality behind us and allow civility to rein. And a technicality for suspended license is not just cause for a conviction on reckless - we've all been there and it's easy for even the most responsible person to incur.
Dec. 17, 2018, 9:50 am
Frank from Furter says:
Wilber..if the truck was turning left the ped had the same light ...
Dec. 17, 2018, 9:54 am

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