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Man Dies 3 Weeks After Drunk Driver Hit Him in Crown Heights, Police Say

By Aidan Gardiner | September 29, 2017 11:36am

BROOKLYN — A man died more than three weeks after a drunk driver with a 5-year-old in his backseat hit him in Crown Heights, police said.

Victor George, 58, was crossing Troy Avenue mid-block when Paul Duran, 63, hit him with his white Lexus near Eastern Parkway, about 3:20 a.m. on Sept. 3, according to the NYPD and Brooklyn District Attorney's office.

George was hit by the Lexus' windshield, rolled over the roof and landed on its back window, prosecutors said. He suffered cuts to his head and torso, as well as two broken legs that were out of their sockets, prosecutors said.

George was treated for life-threatening injuries at Kings County Hospital and died Monday. Doctors initially thought he was stable, but his condition deteriorated, police said.

A 49-year-old woman in Duran's passenger seat also suffered cuts to the face, police said.

Duran, as well as the 5-year-old boy and a 25-year-old woman also in the backseat, were all unharmed in the crash, police said.

Duran was arrested at the scene and charged with vehicular assault, reckless endangerment of a child, drunk driving and a slew of other charges, court records show.

Duran was released the next day having paid his $2,500 bond, records show.

Prosecutors expect to upgrade his charges now that George has died.