EAST NEW YORK, BROOKLYN, NY – New York City police are trying to track down the driver who left the scene after hitting and killing a bicyclist in Brooklyn Friday night, according to the New York Post.
The victim was identified as 56-year-old Jose Ramos of Cypress Hills, Brooklyn. Police responded to the scene in the area of Atlantic Avenue and Essex Street in East New York after the incident occurred at about 10 p.m. Investigators determined that Ramos was trying to cross in the marked crosswalk at the intersection when he was hit by a sedan heading west on Atlantic Avenue.
Ramos was found by first responders unconscious n the roadway, and he was pronounced dead after being rushed to Interfaith Medical Center. The NYPD said that the driver involved took off heading west on Atlantic Avenue without stopping after the crash. The vehicle being sought was described as a white or light-colored sedan.
There have been no arrests as the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad continues its investigation into the incident. Anyone with information regarding the hit-and-run was asked to contact Crime Stoppers.
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