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Off-roading: Man drives car into ditch in S’Bay

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Talk about below-ground parking.

An oldster drove his four-wheeler into a trench on Avenue V in Sheepshead Bay, sustaining minor injuries, police said.

The 89-year-old driver was driving on Bedford Avenue towards the Belt Parkway on Wednesday when he turned right onto Avenue V at 11 am and lost control of his 2003 Nissan Sentra, flipping it upside down and landing in the six-foot ditch, according to Police Department spokesman.

Firefighters and cops arrived soon after and spent about 15 minutes pulling the man from his four-wheeler car, according to our photographer Steve Solomonson, who rushed to the scene.

Responders rushed the man to Sunset Park’s NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, according to cops, who said the accident injured no one else.

Workers doing maintenance on an underground pipe dug the trench, but luckily the roughly 12-person crew was toiling further down the block when the elder drove into it, according to Solomonson.

Police called in a towing company to remove the car, which was completely submerged in the hole, some two hours after the incident.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at kduggan@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Posted 12:00 am, November 16, 2018
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Bikerchick from Sheepshead Bay says:
I hope he will be OK, but this is really stupid. DOT or whomever is responsible should put a flashing arrow or blinking lights by this site. At night forget about it. It gets dark earlier making it harder to see and with the snow last night, I am surprised that there was not a repeat performance. But like usual, when someone actually dies, only then will something be done.
Nov. 16, 11:50 am

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