A pedestrian was killed and three others were injured when a car flipped onto a sidewalk in Brooklyn on Monday evening, officials said. The driver, 58-year-old Paul Omoregie, was arrested on Tuesday for driving without a license.
Charles Kinyeti, 50, of Flatbush, was fatally crushed by the car, which landed on top of him, police and witnesses said. He was on his way home from work. Emergency responders attempted CPR on the man, however, it was in vain. Kinyeti died while being transported to Kings County Hospital Center.
Three other people, including Omoregie, a 3-year-old boy in the back seat of the car and a 59-year old woman, were treated for minor injuries, according to police. They were in stable condition at Kings County Hospital.
The driver of the SUV was heading south on Flatbush Avenue when he tried to stop another car from passing him, according to reports. He lost control of the car, slammed into a bus stop sign and a tree and flipped twice before landing on the sidewalk near a bus stop.
“He just started flipping in the air,” witness Nathan Vaknin, 28, said. “On the second flip, he took a guy out. It was someone who was just standing on the street.”
Police officials were still investigating the crash.
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