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Zero Information From NYPD on Crash Involving Elderly Man in Brooklyn

2:15 PM EDT on April 24, 2013

NYPD says it has no knowledge of this event.

Details are scarce surrounding a serious traffic crash involving a Brooklyn pedestrian last week. While FDNY confirmed that the crash occurred, and that the victim was severely hurt, NYPD said the department has no information.

On April 17, @NYScanner -- an anonymous Twitter feed that apparently gleans information from police scanners -- tweeted that a pedestrian was struck at Foster Avenue and East 83rd Street, in Canarsie. The tweet said the victim was dead on arrival at Brookdale Hospital, and that the NYPD Collision Investigation Squad was on the scene.

FDNY got the call at 3:51 p.m., according to a spokesperson. The victim, an elderly man, was transported to Brookdale Hospital in cardiac arrest, the spokesperson said. FDNY could not confirm whether the victim was dead on arrival.

The NYPD public information office had no information on the crash. Nor did the 69th Precinct, where the crash occurred, though the officer we spoke with did attempt to help us. Streetsblog has been unable to find any media coverage.

This serious crash occurred in the 69th Precinct. To voice your concerns about neighborhood traffic safety directly to Deputy Inspector George Fitzgibbon, the commanding officer, go to the next precinct community council meeting. The 69th Precinct council meetings happen at 8 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month at the precinct, 9720 Foster Avenue, or St. Alban’s Church, 9408 Farragut Road. Call 718-257-6205 for information.

This crash occurred on the border of City Council districts represented by Lew Fidler and Jumaane Williams. To encourage Fidler to take action to improve street safety in his district and citywide, contact him at 212-788-7286 or Williams can be reached at 212-788-6859 and @JumaaneWilliams.

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