Cops: 91-Year-Old Man Killed In Hit-And-Run In Sheepshead Bay

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 91-year-old man crossing a busy intersection near his Brooklyn home was struck and killed by a car that fled the scene, police said.

The incident happened shortly before 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Milton Levine was pronounced dead at Lutheran Hospital.

Police said he was crossing Nostrand Avenue and Avenue Y in Sheepshead Bay when he was hit by a Nissan Pathfinder, whose driver did not stop. The impact sent the man in the path of a Nissan Murano.

“I heard it and I saw the car take off. I do know it was a Nissan Pathfinder that took off,” neighbor Larry Hilfman told CBS 2’s Emily Smith.

Hilfman said he then watched another driver run over Levine’s body. He said the female driver got out of her car in shock.

“I saw her getting out of the car, looking underneath the car. I think she knew what happened. I think she knew she hit the guy, or the guy was hit before and she ran over the gentlemen right after,” Hilfman said.

That driver isn’t facing any charges, but the search is on for the other driver.

1010 WINS’ Al Jones reports: Search On For Hit-And-Run Driver

CBS 2’s  Smith spoke to Levine’s son-in-law Friday. He was too upset to talk on camera but told her Levine was as good as gold. He did things like grocery shop for his friends who weren’t as lively.

Rabbi William Golub told Smith that Levine not only had lots of friends, but tons of energy.

“[He was] very active, very active. He’d walk literally, probably miles every day and he was very much with it,” Rabbi Golub said.

Flyers were posted up around the intersection and the NYPD erected an electronic display asking for the public’s help.

Those who knew Levine at the nearby Shore Park Jewish Center said his personality inspired the entire congregation.

“The rabbi was crying all night and I couldn’t stop crying this morning,” Richard Hochman, president of Shore Park Jewish Center, said. “It’s a sad thing, it’s an unfortunate thing and we will miss him extremely.”

Police are investigating whether any surveillance cameras in the area may have recorded the incident.

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  1. Carol says:

    Condolences to the family and friends. May they knowno more sorrow.
    Hope the animal that did this is caught and prosicuted to the fullest extent of the law and then some.

  2. Dam Shame says:

    Had to be a damn Russky. They are all arrogant and have no respect for anybody. They drive through the streets as if the streets were the Indianapolis speedway. They just keep to themselves. They don’t speak English. Years ago, immigrants assimilated into society. These Russkies have created their own little world here in New York, a world that does not include Americans. Good going letting these Soviets into our country. Real good going.

  3. E says:

    only in NY

    1. Michael H. says:

      You’re right. There are NEVER any hit and runs anywhere else in the country. NONE of the other 49 states EVER have hit and runs.

  4. DIANN says:

    HERE’S ONE WAY TO HELP WITH SOME OF NYC’S MONEY PROBLEM: GATHER “ALL” NYC LICENSED DRIVERS & ACTUALLY VERIFY THEIR ID’S & SEE JUST MANY ACTUALLY PAN OUT. MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF THE “91” YEAR OLD MAN, GOD BLESS. (LET’S CATCH THE DRIVERS & MANY OTHERS LIKE THEM). THIS HAS TO STOP SOME WHERE ! ! ! !

  5. brooklyn4ever says:

    How do you live with yourself knowing that you hit a person and leave. Let’s guess here, driver of said car is probably uninsured and or unregistered and maybe not even licensed. Being that it is Sheepshead Bay, probably not even from America. My neighborhood has gone to the dogs. I pray that they find the creep and run his or her butt down and leave them in the street like a dog the way they did this poor man. Rest his soul.

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