At around 10:50 this morning an 86 year old man was struck by a 15 passenger van at the intersection of Empire Blvd and Kingston Ave. Apparently the elderly man began crossing the street when the pedestrian signal was red and the large van could not stop. The force of the impact took the man across the entire intersection.
Hatzalah was called but a FDNY EMS ambulance that was passing had seen the incident take place stopped to provide medical assistance.
The man, 86 year old Aron Feldman, was taken to Kings County Hospital where he was listed in critical condition. CrownHeights.info has been contacted by R. Avrohom Leider director of “Ahavas Chesed” in request to help find a family member. The man speaks English, Yiddish and Russian. Anyone with information is requested to call R. Leider at (917) 852-5555