72-year-old man dies after being struck in Bronx hit-and-run

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BRONX, NEW YORK, NY – A man died after being struck by two vehicles in a hit-and-run incident in the Bronx on Tuesday, according to the New York Post.

Police identified the victim as 72-year-old Sidney Sele.  The crash happened as he was walking in the Williamsburg section at about 5:40 p.m.  Tuesday.  Investigators determined that Sele was crossing East 211th Street when a four-door sedan turning left from Paulding Avenue struck him.

After the man was knocked to the ground, he was hit again and dragged along the street by a Mercedes Benz that was making the same turn.  Sele was rushed by EMS to Montefiore Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the driver of the sedan that initially struck him left the scene and kept going east on East 211th Street. The vehicle and its driver remain at large. The second driver, age 75, stayed at the scene following the incident.

Sele’s sister told the Post that he had been walking home from a nearby bodega when the accident occurred. The victim lived about a block from the scene.  Police said he was walking inside the marked crosswalk when he was hit.

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