Cops Arrest Driver Months After He Killed a Brooklyn Pedestrian

Photo: Franz Golhen
Photo: Franz Golhen

SB Donation NYC header 2Police on Thursday arrested the Staten Island driver who ran down and killed a Brooklyn pedestrian back in October — an interesting development because cops initially had said the victim was outside the crosswalk.

Nicholas Didio, 57, was charged this week with failure to yield and failure to exercise due care in killing 45-year-old Elina Sokolov at around 8:05 p.m. on Oct. 11 near the intersection of Nostrand and Emmons avenues in Sheepshead Bay.

According to police, Didio was driving his 2015 Dodge Durango westbound on Emmons Avenue and struck and then ran over Sokolov as he turned right onto Nostrand Avenue. Police said Sokolov was outside the crosswalk. The evening’s heavy rain may have contributed to Didio’s failure to see the pedestrian, who died later that day at Coney Island Hospital. Didio had remained on the scene.

A police spokeswoman said Didio was charged months later because it took some time for the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad to complete its review of video and other evidence.


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  • William Lawson

    Well what a surprise, the NYPD’s instinctive response to slur dead victims of killer drivers turns out to be completely bullshit…..YET AGAIN.

    Lies, and the lying liars who tell them. NYPD.

    “A police spokeswoman said Didio was charged months later because it took some time for the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad to complete its review of video and other evidence.”

    Right, so they acknowledge that investigations take time and that evidence has to be poured over.

    Unless you’re giving statements to the media, however, in which case you can just say whatever dumbass bunch of slanderous balony your lifetime of driving an SUV into work from Long Island has conditioned you to say.

    PRICKS.

  • BruceWillisThrowsACar@You

    Fuck the police and fuck motor vehicles. Humans cannot be trusted to be a cop or to operate a motor vehicle.

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