Police charge driver in Flatbush pedestrian death

Police now say a driver has been charged in Monday's Flatbush pedestrian death. Paul Omoregie, 58, is charged with aggravated unlicensed operation and driving without a license. The victim has been

News 12 Staff

Nov 11, 2015, 7:39 AM

Updated 3,079 days ago

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Police charge driver in Flatbush pedestrian death
Police now say a driver has been charged in Monday's Flatbush pedestrian death.
Paul Omoregie, 58, is charged with aggravated unlicensed operation and driving without a license.
The victim has been identified as 50-year-old Kenyeti Charles, who moved to Brooklyn from Africa in the late 1980s for a better life. He died not even 2 miles from his home.
Police say Charles was walking on Flatbush Avenue when he was hit by a Nissan Sentra, which wound up flipping over onto the sidewalk. There is no word yet on Charles' funeral arrangements. He leaves behind a 14-year-old son.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is standing by his Vision Zero initiative despite a recent spike in pedestrian deaths throughout the city. So far this month, nine people have been struck and killed while walking New York City streets.
The latest incident has raised some questions regarding the effectiveness of the Vision Zero program, which lowered the city's speed limit to 25 mph, along with other changes, to create safer streets and reduce pedestrian deaths.
De Blasio says there are still many improvements to come under Vision Zero, including street redesigns and additional police enforcement.
According to the Department of Transportation, there has been a 10 percent drop in pedestrian fatalities this year compared with last.


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