Elderly Man, 91, Dies After Being Hit By 2 Cars While Crossing Dangerous Brooklyn Intersection

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Police say an elderly man is dead after he was hit by a car not once, but two times in a busy Brooklyn intersection, and now they're looking for the first driver that struck him and sped away.

Cops say 91-year-old Milton Levine was crossing Nostrand Avenue and Avenue Y Thursday afternoon, in the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn when a gray Nissan Pathfinder smashed into him.

They say the car took off. Then, moments later, a second Nissan turned onto the street and ran Levine over. That driver did the right thing, pulled over, got out, and called for help.

But Levine was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police are still looking for the driver of the first car, that gray Nissan Pathfinder that struck Levine before 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

A week ago, PIX11 News told you about a new study that says people age 60 and above are more likely to get hit crossing busy streets than people of any other age.

A reporter walked across busy Sunrise Highway in Lynbrook to prove the point. That same study that prompted that story listed Brooklyn as the No. 1 most dangerous place for elderly people crossing the street, a statistic sadly played out in Sheepshead Bay late Thursday afternoon.

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