Man, 87, fatally struck by police cruiser in Brooklyn

November 4, 2011 9:06:11 AM PDT
An elderly man was fatally struck by an NYPD traffic agent's police cruiser in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn early Friday.

Police say the 87-year-old man apparently stepped onto Eastern Parkway when he was hit by the cruiser around 7:20 a.m.

He was pronounced dead at Brookdale University Hospital.

Detectives are investigating the crash as an accident.