A Pedestrian Was Killed Today In Harlem

The fatal corner. Photo: Google

A 55-year-old man was run down and killed by the driver of a BMW on Harlem's Malcolm X Boulevard early Saturday morning, police said.

The official NYPD report gave few details, saying only that a preliminary investigation revealed that the pedestrian was attempting to cross "Lenox Avenue" from east to west at 112th Street at around 4 a.m. when the 27-year-old driver of the 2013 luxury car slammed into him. The driver remained on the scene and there were no arrests.

It's a reminder that roadways are never entirely safe, a point driven home at a mayoral press conference on Friday by 16-year-old Avery Dermer, whose friend had been run over and killed in 2014.

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