New York: Viveshdyal Thakoordyal charged with DWI in death of John Eberling who was run down in the street

From Times Ledger
A 76-year-old man was hit by a car and killed in Woodhaven as he was crossing the street near his favorite coffee shop last week, and police arrested the driver on charges of drunk driving, authorities said.
Police said John Eberling was struck by a Nissan Pathfinder at about 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27 as he was crossing Jamaica Avenue near the corner of 80th Street — just blocks from his home on 77th Street.
Sayful Alam, a bodega clerk at Heaven Food Mart, which is on the corner of Jamaica Avenue and 80th Street, said he saw customers rush from his store to the street after the car hit. He followed to see what had happened.
“It was really bad,” he said.
He said he saw a man lying on the ground in a pool of blood, bleeding from his ankle.
“His leg is broke,” he said. “No movement of the body.”
He said he believed the man was killed instantly, which he said was probably a blessing.
“Thank God, you know,” he said.
Cops said Eberling was rushed to Jamaica Hospital, but was pronounced dead.
Police arrested the driver, Viveshdyal Thakoordyal, 47, of ….MORE