Posted on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 at 6:02 am
Staten Island, NY (January 1, 2019) – Authorities have released the name of the elderly man who was tragically struck and killed by a motor vehicle on Monday night, December 31. 91-year-old Nabil Hakim, of Tompkinsville, was hit by a grey Volkswagen Jetta at the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Mountain View Avenue in Westerleigh.
Hakim was reported to have been attempting to cross the street when the driver of the Jetta struck and critically injured him. Paramedics were immediately on the scene to assist the victim as they transported him to Richmond University Medical Center. Sadly, Hakim was pronounced dead approximately 30 minutes after his arrival at the hospital.
An initial investigation into the incident showed that the driver involved had been traveling east along Victory Boulevard when the collision occurred. The driver remained at the scene in order to cooperate with authorities, and no charges have been filed at this time.
The NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad is currently in charge of the investigation into this incident.
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