Man, 97, killed after driver jumps the curb in Brooklyn, cops say

A 97-year-old man was killed when a driver jumped the curb in Brooklyn — striking the senior and forcing him into the glass doors of a bank, cops said.

Volf Ferdman was sitting on his walker on Brighton Beach Avenue near Brighton Fourth Street around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday when a 79-year-old man driving a 2008 Cadillac Escalade mounted the curb as he tried to pull out of a parking spot, according to police.

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The driver struck the nonagenarian, pinning him between the doors of an Apple Bank and the front bumper of the Escalade, cops said.

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Responding officers found Ferdman, who lives in the neighborhood, with body trauma and rushed him to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn, where he was later pronounced dead.

The driver was not immediately charged.

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