By Daniel Katzive
The driver involved in a fatal pedestrian crash on Riverside Boulevard last October has been charged in the incident, according to police.
The NYPD said Thursday that, pursuant to an ongoing investigation, Mohammad Malik, a 64-year old Staten Island resident, had been arrested and charged with “failure to yield to a pedestrian.”
According to police, Malik was driving a 2019 Cadillac Escalade SUV southbound on Riverside Boulevard at 4:12 pm on October 26, 2023, when he struck an elderly man and woman crossing westbound at West 70th Street. The intersection is protected by a stop sign and a crosswalk. Malik stayed at the scene.
Both the man and woman were brought to the hospital, but the man, Leonard Sugin, aged 89 and a resident of 201 West 70th Street, died several weeks later, on November 23 at New York Presbyterian Weill Medical Center, of injuries sustained in the crash, according to police.
The October crash was the first fatal pedestrian incident in the 20th Precinct since 2021.
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