NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police continue to investigate what caused an SUV to jump a curb, crashing into a building and killing a pedestrian, in Brooklyn.

The victim, Omesh Persaud, 47, of Queens, was pronounced dead at the scene at Atlantic Avenue and Milford Street in Cypress Hills around 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Investigators said a 64-year-old car wash employee was behind the wheel of a client’s 2006 Jeep Commander when he lost control and drove in the wrong direction.

He tried to make a U-turn and jumped the curb, hitting Persaud, who was waiting for a bus, police said.

The driver was hospitalized in stable condition, according to police.

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