EAST FLATBUSH, BROOKLYN, NY – A pedestrian died after being struck in Brooklyn by a driver who left the scene, according to The New York Post.
Police said the victim was a 54-year-old man who was attempting to walk across Rockaway Parkway near Lenox Road in East Flatbush late Wednesday night. He was hit by a white BMW that was going south on Rockaway Parkway shortly before 11 p.m.
The victim was found lying in the roadway after a witness reported the incident to 911. He was pronounced dead after being rushed to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center. His name has not yet been released.
Police said the driver of the BMW kept going south on Rockaway Parkway following the crash but it was not yet clear whether the driver realized that they had hit someone.
A search is now underway for the driver as the NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad continues to investigate the incident. Anyone with information about what happened was asked to contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline.
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