Scooter driver killed in crash with Honda in Sunset Park

ByShannon Sohn and Eyewitness News WABC logo
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Scooter driver killed in Sunset Park crash
The driver of the red Honda Accord who collided with the scooter is now in police custody. Shannon Sohn reports live over the scene from NewsCopter 7.

SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police in Brooklyn are investigating a deadly crash at an intersection in Sunset Park.

A scooter driver, traveling north on 3rd Avenue, was hit by a red Honda Accord traveling west on 53rd Street Wednesday afternoon.

The scooter driver was taken to a local hospital where they were pronounced dead. Police say they were not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The 36-year-old driver of the Accord was taken into custody. According to police, the driver was driving with a suspended license.

Neither the driver nor the victim have been identified.

Third Avenue at 53rd Street is shut down as the investigation continues.

A gun was also found at the scene.

This is breaking news. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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