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Bronx man dies one month after crash due to ‘medical episode’: Police

Investigators said the driver pressed the accelerator, mounted the curb and struck the side of a building.

Bronx resident Robert Melvin died a month after crashing his vehicle into a buildiGoogle Maps

A 64-year-old Bronx man died a month after sustaining injuries from crashing his vehicle into a building after police say he suffered a medical episode.

On Feb. 28 at about 11:40 a.m. police responded to a call of a car accident on West 164th Street at Nelson Avenue and discovered Robert Melvin having an apparent medical episode while in his 2006 Mercedes Benz ML350, according to police.

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Emergency personnel transported Melvin to Lincoln Hospital where he later died on March 29 from the injuries he sustained during the accident.

After an investigation by the NYPD’s Highway District Collision Investigation Squad, police discovered that Melvin had been traveling eastbound on West 164th Street near Nelson Avenue when he had a medical episode. He then allegedly pressed the accelerator and mounted the curb and struck the side of a building at 1001 Woodycrest Ave.

According to police, the medical examiner will determine what the episode was exactly and the investigation is still ongoing.

 

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