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Three pedestrians fatally struck in Brooklyn car crashes in Sheepshead Bay, Williamsburg, Brownsville

Posted at 7:51 AM, Jan 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-10 08:33:53-05

BROOKLYN — Three men were fatally struck by cars in Brooklyn over a several hour period Monday, police said.

A 69-year-old bicyclist was killed when he was clipped by a delivery truck while out for a ride in Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay section. The NYPD’s highway collision investigation squad found that Iosif Plazinskiy of Brooklyn was attempting to overtake the box truck when it turned right and collided with him just before 5 p.m. Monday.

Plazinskiy was knocked off his bike and then was run over by the truck’s rear tires. Police say there was no designated bicycle lane in the area where the accident occurred.

The 50-year-old delivery driver remained at the scene as Plazinskiy was rushed to Coney Island Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

An 85-year-old man was also fatally struck by a truck in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn on Monday, police said. Rafael A. Nieves died at Bellevue Hospital. Police questioned the driver in the hit-and-run.

A 43-year-old man died after he was struck by a motorist who also ran into five parked cars in Brooklyn, police said. Officers were dispatched to the borough’s Brownsville section around 6 p.m. Monday following reports of the crash. The victim, who police have identified as Marlon Palacious of Brooklyn, was found lying in the roadway.

Police say the 40-year-old driver of a Nissan Pathfinder first struck two double-parked vehicles before colliding with Palacious. The car continued onward, hitting another three cars before coming to rest.

Palacious was pronounced dead at the scene after emergency responders were unable to revive him.

Police say Palacious had the right-of-way when he was struck.

PIX11’s Aliza Chasan contributed to this report.