Driver kills 85-year-old East Flatbush man

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An 85-year-old East Flatbush man died after a 25-year-old plowed his car into the man on Feb. 6.

The driver was heading towards Brownsville along a Linden Boulevard service road near E. 95th Street shortly after 10 pm when he smashed into Joseph Hippole as the oldster attempted to cross the street, police said.

The victim clung to life when paramedics arrived the scene, but he ultimately succumbed to his injuries shortly after arriving at Brookdale Hospital, according to police.

Two of the victim’s family members broke into tears when police asked them to identify the victim’s clothing, which was strewn over the street.

The driver remained at the scene of the accident, and police have not charged him with any crime, cops said.

The investigation is ongoing, law enforcement sources said.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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