BROOKLYN, NY – A news report posted on pix11.com states that the NYPD is searching for a hit-and-run driver who tragically killed an MTA bus operator. NYPD officials released a surveillance camera photo of the vehicle that is wanted in connection with the fatal hit-and-run collision in Brooklyn.
The victim, a 38-year-old man, was struck by a motor vehicle at approximately 10:15 at night while he was attempting to cross Shepherd Avenue at Pitkin Avenue. He tragically succumbed to his injuries at a Brookdale Hospital, according to the NYPD. According to a news report from WABC, the victim was an MTA bus operator for over 14 years, and he has five daughters.
Police reported on Saturday that the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run pedestrian collision is a Nissan Altima. The investigators also released a photo of the vehicle and asked for eyewitnesses to come forward and submit their tips by contacting calling Crime Stoppers at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or using the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app.
According to streetsblog.org, the number of pedestrian accidents with injuries has fallen by about 17%, while bicycle accidents with injuries saw the greatest increase (58.9%). According to the NYPD, failure to yield and driver inattention cause about 90 percent of pedestrian accidents involve some kind of driver error.
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