Bergen Beach man accused of fatally striking elderly man with car

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A Bergen Beach man is accused of striking and killing an elderly man in Borough Park.

Police say it happened on Jan.14 on the corner of 13th Avenue and 53rd Street.

They say 22-year-old Avraham Ederi was driving on 53rd Street when he tried to make a left turn, hitting 81-year-old James Bright at the intersection.

Ederi stayed on scene, while Bright was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Ederi is facing charges of failing to yield for a pedestrian and failing to exercise due care.

 

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