Pedestrian fatally struck on Brooklyn sidewalk, driver leaves scene


CANARSIE, BROOKLYN, NY – Police are trying to track down the driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in Canarsie, Brooklyn late Sunday night.

According to the Daily News, the victim of the hit-and-run incident was identified as 64-year-old Ali Alshawesh.  Police said Alshawesh was walking east on a sidewalk on Avenue M near East 89th Street when the crash occurred at about 11:30 p.m.

According to investigators, the pedestrian was hit by a 2014 gray Nissan Pathfinder that had made a wide turn off Remsen Avenue and jumped the curb.  The driver then collided with a parked car before fleeing the scene.

Alshawesh was pronounced dead after being transported to Brookdale University Hospital.  He had just left his job at a bodega and was a few blocks away from his home when the accident happened, his son said.

The Pathfinder was later found abandoned on East 96th Street, less than a half mile away from the crash scene.  The driver remains at large.

According to amNewYork, state records showed the SUV’s license plate was connected to over a dozen speeding, red light, and parking violations in the last seven years.

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