Passenger critically injured after vehicle struck by hit-and-run driver in Brooklyn


EAST WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN, NY – A woman was critically injured Saturday when the for-hire vehicle she was riding in was involved in a collision in Brooklyn, according to the Daily News.

Police responded to the scene in the area of Bushwick Place and Johnson Avenue in East Williamsburg after the crash took place at about 12:45 a.m. According to investigators, a Hyundai Elantra was T-boned by a Ford F-150 that was traveling south against traffic on Bushwick Place. Both vehicles went up onto a sidewalk and crashed into a building.

A 28-year-old woman who was a back seat passenger in the Hyundai was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital and was reported to be partially paralyzed. Another back seat passenger, a 27-year-old woman, and the 39-year-old driver of the vehicle were taken to the same hospital but were not seriously injured. Both women are residents of East Hampton.

The NYPD said the driver of the Ford F-150, a 48-year-old man, ran away from the scene and left the vehicle behind. He returned later and was arrested on several charges, including suspicion of drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident. He was also driving on a suspended license, police said.

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