2007-01-18 / Other News

Bergen Beach Man Struck And Killed In Auto Accident

By Neil S. Friedman

A Bergen Beach man, who had hoped to pursue a career in radio, was killed last week after he was struck by a car as he crossed a busy street just a few blocks from his home.

Sean Weber, 23, a student at Kingsborough Community College, was walking along Veterans Avenue after getting off a bus that he took from school when he was hit by a late model Saturn, according to police sources, and hurled 100 feet down the street.

A city Emergency Services ambulance arrived at the scene in minutes and rushed the unconscious Weber to the Kings Highway division of Beth Israel Medical Center where he later died as a result of the injuries sustained in the accident.

The driver of the Saturn was not charged by police, who said Weber may not have heard the vehicle approaching as he was wearing headphones for his MP3 player.

A local garage worker told the Daily News that he first heard the screeching of brakes followed by a sickening thud. He rushed to the victim, who he said was bleeding from his head and called 911.

Weber's mother, Amy, told the Courier Tuesday that when she got the devastating news it was her "worst nightmare." She explained it was his regular routine to take a bus from the college in Manhattan Beach that dropped him off on Veterans Avenue - about five blocks from their East 73 Street home - and he would walk from there.

His mother's fiancé, 39-year-old Mark Kramer, told the Courier , Weber had a local radio show that aired on his college's popular, local radio station, WKRB.

"He loved music," Kramer said. "He was such a good kid. He never got into trouble, never did anything wrong. He loved music and sports. This is hard to believe."

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