Skip to Content
Streetsblog New York City home
Streetsblog New York City home
Log In

Two Dead Pedestrians, Two Boroughs — No Arrests

Photo: Franz Golhen

SB Donation NYC header 2

Two more pedestrians were killed by drivers in unrelated crashes on Saturday — but in neither case was the driver charged.

In the first collision, police say that Beatrice Kahn, 89, was attempting to cross Riverdale Avenue in the crosswalk at West 263rd St. at around 11:37 a.m. when the 35-year-old driver, whose identity was not released, slammed into her as she made a left turn onto Riverdale Avenue.

Kahn died of her injuries at Saint Barnabas Hospital, one day after her birthday, her daughter told Bronx News12. The driver was not charged.

About seven hours later, a hit-and-run driver ran over and killed Iosif Morgenshteyn, 65, at the intersection of East 28th Street and Shore Parkway in Brooklyn. Cops released very little information, but the Daily News reported that Morgenshteyn had been changing a tire when he was hit.

Cops said the driver fled, but later police found a dented white minivan in the vicinity of Emmons Avenue and Bragg Street. Its license plates had been removed.

The investigation is ongoing in both crashes, police said.

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog New York City

Thursday’s Headlines: Paris is a Lot Cooler than NYC Edition

The City of Light has figured out how to reduce the heat island effect. Plus other news in today's daily digest.

July 18, 2024

Exclusive: Legal Team Announced for Suit Against Hochul’s Congestion Pricing ‘Pause’

Attorneys from three firms have inked a joint defense agreement to fight "the governor’s illegal decision to cancel congestion pricing," Comptroller Brad Lander said.

July 17, 2024

Brooklyn BP Wants Mayor Adams To Do More To Reduce Parking

Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso's recommendation on City of Yes: Eliminating parking mandates is not enough!

July 17, 2024

Wednesday’s Headlines: Citi Bike By the Numbers Edition

Haters of Citi Bike are really going to detest the new website. Plus other news.

July 17, 2024

Once Again, There is More Evidence that Safer Streets Help Local Business

...and there's more insight into why people simply don't believe it.

July 17, 2024
See all posts