Driver Ran Red Light, Killed Pedestrian in Harlem: Police - NBC New York

Driver Ran Red Light, Killed Pedestrian in Harlem: Police

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    65-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Harlem

    A 65-year-old man was killed early Sunday in Harlem after a Taxi & Limousine Commission vehicle that ran a red light struck him and at least three other cars, police said.

    (Published Monday, July 8, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Police say a driver ran a red light in Harlem early Sunday morning and fatally struck a pedestrian

    • The 65-year-old victim was crossing Frederick Douglass Boulevard at West 128th Street when a Taxi & Limousine Commission vehicle hit him

    • Charges against the 60-year-old driver are pending, police say

    A 65-year-old man was killed early Sunday in Harlem after a Taxi & Limousine Commission vehicle that ran a red light struck him and at least three other cars, police said.

    The victim, identified as Cleo Fields, was walking crossing Frederick Douglass Boulevard at West 128th Street when a 60-year-old man, who was not a licensed TLC driver, crashed into an Infiniti, and subsequently ran into the man who flew onto the windshield of a parked car nearby, according to police and witnesses.

    Police say the driver was "driving recklessly" and due to the extent of his injuries, he was not able to perform a breathalyzer test.

    Charges against him are pending. 

    Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Harlem

    [NY] Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Harlem

    A car struck a pedestrian in Harlem, killing him, police say. Wale Aliyu reports.

    (Published Sunday, July 7, 2019)

    A 27-year-old female driver of the Infiniti was checked by paramedics at the scene and was expected to be fine. 

    The impact on the parked vehicle caused a chain reaction damage to another parked Toyota, police said.

    Witnesses at the scene said the crash generated a loud bang and scared many pedestrians at the busy intersection.

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