Pedestrian Struck on Carroll Street in Critical Condition

Brownstoner reports that a pedestrian was struck after 8 a.m. today on Carroll Street in Brooklyn, at the intersection of Eighth Avenue. According to NYPD, the victim, a 57 year old man, is in critical condition at Lutheran Medical Center. The driver struck him while traveling east on Carroll, behind the wheel of what the police report calls "a 2005 Toyota Suburban." A passerby informs Streetsblog that the impact was forceful enough to leave a deep, bowl-shaped depression of cracked glass in the windshield.

According to accounts surfacing on Brownstoner, witnesses say the sun may have obscured the driver’s vision. Is that now a mitigating factor when an SUV is driven fast enough to kill?

No charges have been filed at this time. NYPD provided no further details, saying the investigation is ongoing.

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