NEW YORK – A news report on cbslocal.com states that a pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Brooklyn. According to the police, the search is ongoing for the driver of a white BMW who hit the pedestrian and then fled the accident scene. Law enforcement officers received the accident call at approximately 11 pm. The pedestrian accident occurred on Rockaway Parkway by Lenox Road.
According to police, the 54-year-old victim was lying in the street and sustained life-threatening injuries. The victim was transported to Brookdale Hospital. Unfortunately, the man was pronounced dead later that evening.
Jenna DeAngelis, a reporter with CBS2, spoke with a witness who heard the collision from his window stated that he thought the noise was loud enough to sound like two cars colliding.
The NYPD’s Collision Investigation team ascertained the victim was attempting to cross Rockaway Parkway when he was hit by a BWM heading south. The driver stated that he was not in the crosswalk when he was hit by the BMW.
Another witness stated that the BMW driver should have stopped to assist the victim. The woman lives by the intersection, and she stated that many people drive recklessly up and down Rockaway Parkway.
The newest data from New York City’s Vision Zero database shows at least 57 pedestrians were fatally hit in the city this year. The Department of Transportation stated that there had been no fatalities and one severe injury at that intersection.
Anyone with accident-related information about the hit-and-run driver is asked to contact the NYPD through its Crime Stoppers hotline. Those with tips may also send their tips to the NYPD’s website. All phone calls will remain confidential.
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