Sheepshead Bay, NY – 89-Year-Old Man Crashes into Trench After Striking Pothole
Sheepshead Bay, NY (November 14, 2018) – On Wednesday morning, November 14, police responded to a call when an elderly crashed into a trench at a construction site. Officers reported having received the call concerning the crash which took place in Sheepshead Bay a little after 11:00 a.m.
According to authorities, the elderly driver struck a pothole which forced him to lose control of his vehicle and swerve around a construction site, subsequently overturning his vehicle in a six-foot-deep trench. The accident was reported to have occurred in the area of Bedford Avenue and Avenue V, according to authorities.
Police and paramedics were immediately on the scene in order to help the victim and assess the situation. The victim was promptly rushed to NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn to be treated for his injuries. At this time, the elderly victim has been reported to have suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident.
No further details have been provided as authorities are likely to be involved in an ongoing investigation.
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