A driver has been arrested in connection with an Upper West Side crash that killed an elderly pedestrian


A driver who hit an 89-year-old man while crossing a road has been arrested Upper West Side The man clung to life for about a month before he died, police said Thursday.

Muhammad Malik, 64, was arrested in the Oct. 26 incident that injured Leonard Sogin and his 87-year-old wife.

The couple was crossing Riverside Avenue. On W. 70th Street that afternoon, at the same time, Malik, behind the wheel of a 2019 Cadillac Escalade, was heading south on the street, cops said.

The driver allegedly hit the Suggins couple, and they were transported to the scene New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell In stable condition.

During treatment, Leonard Sogin’s condition worsened and he died on November 23, police said. His wife survived the accident.

Cops said the man lived just two blocks from where he was shot

On Thursday, police charged Malik, of Staten Island, with failure to observe a pedestrian. His arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court was pending Thursday evening.

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