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Brooklyn, NY - Fatal Accident Claims Life Of Elderly BP Resident, Driver Arrested

Published on: December 12, 2018 11:16 AM
Last updated on: December 12, 2018 04:13 PM
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Brooklyn, NY - A 71 year old Borough Park man died this morning after being struck by a tractor trailer as he was crossing the street.

Pinchas Kreiner, a former New York City Housing Authority employee, was in the crosswalk at Cortelyou Road and McDonald Avenue at approximately 7 AM when he was struck by the westbound 18 wheeler attempting to make a right hand turn onto McDonald Avenue.

Kreiner is said to have been going to morning prayers at Congregation Ahavath Achim on east 2nd street.

Police said that Kreiner was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the tractor, 54 year old Gilbert Demello from Ohio was arrested on the scene and was charged with Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian, Failure Exercise Due Care.

 

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 Dec 12, 2018 at 11:51 AM Anonymous Says:

bd"e

so incredibly sad. this is the third vehicular related death to hit the frum world in less than a month, which makes it shocking

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 Dec 12, 2018 at 12:07 PM elyeh Says:

B"DE

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 Dec 12, 2018 at 12:37 PM aleph Says:

BD”E. Extremely sad.
I believe I’ve said it here in the past and it bears repeating. I don’t know how this accident happened, but cars/trucks/buses making turns when essentially both vehicles and pedestrians have the right of way is a recipe for disaster. In this day and age, we should figure out some better signaling options so these accidents don’t keep on repeating.

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 Dec 12, 2018 at 12:38 PM Anonymous Says:

BDE!
Unfortunately, based on my own personal experience, I cannot depend on even a green traffic light to protect me when crossing the street, as there are drivers who will run through red lights, without regard to the safety of pedestrians. The same holds true for crosswalks. One time, I was pushing someone in a wheelchair at a crosswalk, where we had a green light to proceed. However, I saw a car approaching, and waiting until he stopped, because I knew that he wanted to make a right turn on red. Even though the law requires that idiot to have come to a complete stop, he wasn't happy about doing so, and shouted something out behind my back, after he passed me, as he was agitated that he "wasted 5 seconds". Hence, my point is that some idiotic, aggressive and reckless drivers have no respect or regard to stopping at a red light, for someone pushing a wheelchair, (who have a green light).

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 Dec 12, 2018 at 12:56 PM gersh Says:

Bde.

Sonce when is 71 years old, elderly ?

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 Dec 12, 2018 at 02:11 PM Barzilai Says:

Reply to #5  
gersh Says:

Bde.

Sonce when is 71 years old, elderly ?

Sorry, but yes, 71 is elderly, both from the perspective of the Mishna in Avos and medically. Examples: Generally, donor age limit on bone marrow or kidney transplant is 70; Lungs - FEV1 drops off a cliff beginning at 70; Bladder and urethral function? Ha. Look up Sarcopenia. Or maybe better not....some things are worth believing even though they're not true. "Age is just a number" is one of those useful lies.

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 Dec 12, 2018 at 03:00 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

this is terrible, so much de bozo and zero vision.

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 Dec 12, 2018 at 03:42 PM Anonymous Says:

To #5 and #6- Unfortunately, we live in a youth oriented society, where senior citizens are not respected and are considered "elderly", and even expendable. I've had many occasions where clerks in stores, or personnel at medical offices will deliberately speak very loudly to me, because they assume that I can't hear very well. They don't like it at all when I tell them that I am not deaf, and I would appreciate them speaking to me in a lower tone. When I was young, I was not always treated respectfully, and was addressed as "fella", "son", "young man", in a not too nice manner. Now that I am a senior citizen, I don't like it when someone in a condescending manner addresses me as "young man". I recently had a confrontation with a Black man, who had the chutzpah to address me as "young man". He didn't at all like it when I corrected him, about referring to me in that manner. He wouldn't like it if someone called him "Uncle" or "Boy", or worse!

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 Dec 12, 2018 at 04:25 PM ShlomoH Says:

Reply to #3  
aleph Says:

BD”E. Extremely sad.
I believe I’ve said it here in the past and it bears repeating. I don’t know how this accident happened, but cars/trucks/buses making turns when essentially both vehicles and pedestrians have the right of way is a recipe for disaster. In this day and age, we should figure out some better signaling options so these accidents don’t keep on repeating.

Very good point. It is done in Israel. Should be implemented here as well. Let’s get our politicians on it. @Kalman Yeger, @Simcha Felder, @Simcha Eichenstein, @Dov Hikind, etc.

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 Dec 12, 2018 at 04:54 PM Alpert Says:

Reply to #4  
Anonymous Says:

BDE!
Unfortunately, based on my own personal experience, I cannot depend on even a green traffic light to protect me when crossing the street, as there are drivers who will run through red lights, without regard to the safety of pedestrians. The same holds true for crosswalks. One time, I was pushing someone in a wheelchair at a crosswalk, where we had a green light to proceed. However, I saw a car approaching, and waiting until he stopped, because I knew that he wanted to make a right turn on red. Even though the law requires that idiot to have come to a complete stop, he wasn't happy about doing so, and shouted something out behind my back, after he passed me, as he was agitated that he "wasted 5 seconds". Hence, my point is that some idiotic, aggressive and reckless drivers have no respect or regard to stopping at a red light, for someone pushing a wheelchair, (who have a green light).

I lived in Kensington and saw this man in shul every shabbos for about three years. Did you know that he was suffering from the early stages of dimentia?

You probably didn't know. For some reason the driver is always at blame to be at fault in NYC and never the pedestrian. Do you know how KRM brings all it's food in? How does Eichlers send out it's seforim to people far away from their store in Boro Park? Trucks! Please be more open minded and not incriminate people.

Have you ever driven a delivery truck in NYC? Again.... probably not.

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 Dec 12, 2018 at 06:02 PM sissel613 Says:

I am frequently at that corner. Trucks do what they want to do and on top of it, those exiting the gas station there are at fault as well. I have seen so many cars cut through the gas station in order to avoid the traffic light on Dahill and Cortelyou. There are many kids at that corner as well walking to school. Something needs to be done there. It is a dangerous corner with all those trucks coming out of the cement place and those trying to turn to go into Borough Park or Kensington.

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 Dec 12, 2018 at 06:20 PM Hashomer Says:

This is orange yutz Trumpfs fault. He made these laws so no one can deal with them because he’s such a idiot.

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 Dec 12, 2018 at 07:53 PM a-believer Says:

#10 I knew the nifter in a professional manner and saw no signs of early dementia? Not only that I would never have guessed he was 71 ? I thought he was about 60? In any event these trucks do need to be more careful how they drive ESPECIALLY in residential neighborhoods!

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 Dec 12, 2018 at 11:29 PM Alpert Says:

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a-believer Says:

#10 I knew the nifter in a professional manner and saw no signs of early dementia? Not only that I would never have guessed he was 71 ? I thought he was about 60? In any event these trucks do need to be more careful how they drive ESPECIALLY in residential neighborhoods!

....uh I saw him on multiple occasions wearing different shoes that didn't match. He was a nice person however he did suffer from dementia. You too are also always blaming the truck driver. How do you know Pinchus didn't walk through a red light? We're you there? No you weren't rather you are like all people over there and blame the driver of the automobile.

Whenever so pedestrians have the walk signal at an intersection they don't even think about looking for cars. Yes they do have the right however common sense says that if a car is traveling at 35 mph then you better get out of the way. You New Yorkers don't make any sense.

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 Dec 13, 2018 at 02:30 AM realist Says:

its a sad that happend! but from my experience in boropark, the yidden there have a death wish. they will walk right in front of and between cars and not bat an eye lash. total tunnel vision as they rush rush rush to wherever their going.

it doesnt sound like this was the case since the truck driver was arrested! but we all have to be carefull.

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 Dec 13, 2018 at 08:14 AM qazxc Says:

Reply to #10  
Alpert Says:

I lived in Kensington and saw this man in shul every shabbos for about three years. Did you know that he was suffering from the early stages of dimentia?

You probably didn't know. For some reason the driver is always at blame to be at fault in NYC and never the pedestrian. Do you know how KRM brings all it's food in? How does Eichlers send out it's seforim to people far away from their store in Boro Park? Trucks! Please be more open minded and not incriminate people.

Have you ever driven a delivery truck in NYC? Again.... probably not.

Pedestrians have the right of way. Deal with it.

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 Dec 13, 2018 at 08:55 AM qazxc Says:

Reply to #12  
Hashomer Says:

This is orange yutz Trumpfs fault. He made these laws so no one can deal with them because he’s such a idiot.

Get help.

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