A 24-year-old Brooklyn man has been indicted on second-degree manslaughter charges after allegedly hitting and killing a man while driving in the Lower East Side last November.
Danny Lin was speeding up the Bowery in his BMW, going 55 mph in a 25 mph zone when he struck pedestrian Robert Perry near Rivington Street, according to Manhattan DA Cy Vance. The impact caused Perry’s body to fly 140 feet through the air, and he was later pronounced dead at Beekman Downtown Hospital.
Lin allegedly kept driving another block before losing control and crashing into a fire hydrant near several pedestrians.
“Less than three weeks before this fatal collision, New York City lowered its speed limit, recognizing that pedestrians struck by vehicles traveling at 30 miles per hour are twice as likely to die as those struck at 25 miles per hour,” Vance said in a statement. “City streets are no place for this kind of reckless driving and dangerous speed.”