Driver Faces DWI And Manslaughter Charges After Striking And Killing Brooklyn Pedestrian


A New Jersey man who drove into a lady crossing Graham Avenue and Broadway in East Williamsburg Friday has been charged with manslaughter and driving whereas intoxicated, police mentioned.

Round 12:45 p.m. Friday, Lakierdra Thomas, 32, was crossing Graham Avenue within the crosswalk when she was struck by Uri Hochberg, 47, of Edison, New Jersey, who was driving a grey 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee westbound on Broadway and made a proper onto Graham, NYPD mentioned.

His automobile dragged Thomas about 77 ft earlier than he stopped the Jeep, police mentioned.

Thomas, of Williamsburg, was taken to Woodhull Hospital the place she was pronounced useless.

Hochberg was because of be arraigned in Brooklyn legal courtroom Saturday, in line with the Day by day Information.

Thomas is the most recent in a lot of deadly automotive collisions this week in Brooklyn — on Wednesday, a Pink Hook man was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Wednesday at Hamilton Avenue and Courtroom Avenue in Brooklyn, and 6-year-old Shimon Fried was killed by the motive force of a college bus in South Williamsburg.