UPDATED: Pedestrian killed in deadly Flatbush Ave car flip

UPDATED: Pedestrian killed in deadly Flatbush Ave car flip
Tragic: The driver fatally hit a pedestrain as his black Nissan Sentra flipped onto the sidewalk.
Photo by Mark Mellone

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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