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Drunk Driver Kills Pedestrian on Greenpoint Avenue Sidewalk

Northwest corner of Greenpoint and 46th

May 13, 2012 Staff Report

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a drunk driver on the corner of Greenpoint Avenue and 46th Street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The victim, a 24-year-old man, was struck by a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis at 2:28 a.m. while he was on the side walk on the northwest corner of Greenpoint and 46th Street.  The car struck the victim while traveling westbound and then subsequently hit multiple parked vehicles outside of Flowers by Giorgie.

The victim was said to have been hailing a cab and was was waiting for the traffic light to change to cross to a waiting yellow taxi cab after a night out.

Police arrested the driver, Avedis Sayesh from Brooklyn,and charged him with vehicular manslaughter; criminally negligent homicide; manslaughter and DWI.

The identity of the deceased has not yet been released.

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angel grabriel te kiero y te voy a kerer siempre yo se k en tu ultimo momento te acordaste de my siempre te voy ha recordar espero k se haga justicia R.I.P. FOREVER MY AMOR


I feel bad for him, he was a really good person and a really hard worker, and were ever he is for him to rest in peace. and for the drunk driver to stay in prison for life for this cant accure to other people.


May he R.I.P His name was Angel Vidal, a Mexican immigrant who came here for a better life, but found death…

Tyrion Lannister

you clearly don’t understand the legal definition of murder

Lucky Lu

What is also horrifying is that the livery cab driver was apparently drunk driving.


anyone here who has ever seen the 108 conduct speed traps raise your hand…. drivers are out of control and know they have no consequences. livery drivers especially.


How it is…..
Ny vehicular manslaughter penalty: 0-15 years
A liberal Ny Judge will get you at the most: 2 years

Should be…
Drive drunk =lose your car to the state.
Kill someone in the the process?
lose your car, house, and bank accounts.


I see this all the time when I’m coming home late. Idiots doing like 60mph down greenpoint avenue. It’s a residential street. Slow it down.


Everyone here knows how crazy the drivers are on Greenpoint. This will happen again and again until we actually police these streets. You can blame this on drunk drivers, but every single not-drunk-driver on Greenpoint at 5 pm drives like a madman too. This will happen again and again until we police the speed limit in Sunnyside.

44th street.(Sunnysider)

It is terrible that someone died by a hit and run… maybe we need to start taking away cars from people who are doing this… or make them take a defensve driver cousrse in order for them to drive.. we all have famiies and it is terrible to die so horribly…


How many people reading this, cross at that same spot every day and are now thinking, there but for the grace of God go I.


Even standing on the sidewalk you have to watch out for these maniacs. The driver should be charged with murder.


Sad news for Mother’s Day morning! I hope they throw the book at the driver! Why can’t people think about the whole drinking and driving thing? Angers me!

Mr. D

This is very sad. I keep telling my friend to take a cab home after having cocktails on Queens Blvd. Maybe this will change his mind.


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