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Forklift driver strikes elderly woman near the corner of 60th Street and 13th Avenue

Forklift driver plows into pedestrian on 13th Avenue

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A forklift driver ran down an elderly woman crossing 13th Avenue near the corner of 60th Street on March 26, according to police.

Authorities report that the 73-year-old victim stepped into the thoroughfare mid-block shortly after 1:30 pm Wednesday — apparently unaware of the box-laden forklift barreling down the street in the wrong direction. The forklift driver collided with the senior, and police arrived on the scene moments later. The woman was taken to Lutheran Medical Center in stable condition.

Cops arrested the forklift driver and charged him with assault, reckless driving, driving an uninspected vehicle, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving the wrong way, driving with a suspended license, failure to exercise due care, and operating a forklift without proper certification.

“We got him on everything,” a police source said.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow him at twitter.com/WillBredderman.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Jay from Bensonhurst says:
That area is the worse place to be jay walking, there's always supplies being loaded and unloaded during the day. These drivers are careless, they act like they own the road blocking drivers whenever they feel the need. It is a free for all for pedestrians, drivers, and these workers. It was bound to happen.
March 28, 2014, 9:48 am
Law and Disorder from Brooklyn says:
This is going on all over this city.They block streets and drive like they own the road. Go to East 56th Street every morning Between Flatlands Ave and Ave J Someone is going to be hurt there one day.
March 28, 2014, 9:49 am
ty from pps says:
Jay -- you meant "worst place for Jay to be walking" right? Jaywalking has NOTHING to do with this tragic situation.
March 28, 2014, 10:39 am
ty from pps says:
73-year-old victim stepped into the thoroughfare mid-block shortly after

Oh Jay! I was wrong! So wrong! Mid block is Jay Walking.

Oh, I'm wrong!
March 28, 2014, 12:22 pm
ty from pps says:
Again -- Jay -- Jaywalking has NOTHING to do with this tragic situation.

"he box-laden forklift barreling down the street in the wrong direction." It's fun you used my name, though. Not childish at all.
March 28, 2014, 1:29 pm
JAY from NYC says:
ok weak poser unoriginal jay from Bensonhurst, give the lady who got run over a ticket for jaywalking (IF that is in fact what she was doing) and lower the boom on the forklift driver, happy now?
March 28, 2014, 5:06 pm
ty from pps says:
The good part was that the forklift driver was going less than 20 mph, so it didn't hurt too much.
March 28, 2014, 5:25 pm
ty from pps says:
Again? adorable.
March 28, 2014, 5:26 pm
ty from pps says:
I can't help myself I need so much attention.
March 28, 2014, 8:20 pm
ty from pps says:
am I right or what.
March 28, 2014, 8:20 pm
D Train Rider from Bensonhoist says:
This guy Jay from Bensonhurst is on the money. That's a real bad area to be walking around.

I walk to the D over there and that place is always nuts. Every morning, the Albanian plumbers are chain smoking cigarettes on the corner busy planning the night's poker games, the Chinese are doing Tai Chi on the sidewalk swinging their arms with total abandon, the Italian landscaping pickup trucks are jockeying for any free square inch to load a juniper bush, the Syrian school kids are running across the avenue without being able to look both ways 'cause the hijab prevents peripheral vision, and the South Americans are waiting on the corner hoping to be hired for the day as laborers. The only police I see nearby are busy doing bag checks at the subway station.

Cross the street at your own risk.
March 29, 2014, 10:34 am
K. from ArKady says:
It's nice to know D, that no matter how things change, some things in Brooklyn are immutable.
April 1, 2014, 10:40 am
Dream321 from Bensonhurst says:
To D Train rider,...you are right about that but they are Central American not South... Just saying
April 7, 2014, 7:42 pm

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