Bay Ridge hit-and-run critically injures elderly pedestrian


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A scofflaw driver critically injured a pedestrian in Bay Ridge on Monday evening earlier than fleeing the scene simply after 8 pm, in response to the NYPD.

The 72-year-old sufferer was crossing Bay Ridge Parkway on the intersection of Sixth Avenue when the automobile — believed to be a light-colored Mercedes Benz — made a left flip onto Bay Ridge Parkway at a inexperienced visitors gentle and smashed into the elderly man, in response to the NYPD Highway’s District Collision Investigation Squad.  

Police arrived on the scene to search out the sufferer mendacity on the street, and paramedics rushed him to NYU Langone-Brooklyn, the place he at present stays in essential situation with head trauma. 

Bay Ridge’s neighborhood board head stated that intersection — the place no one has died in a traffic-related incident for the reason that metropolis started holding monitor in 2009 — is just not generally known as significantly hazardous, however stated the crash looks as if a textbook left-hand flip problem that ought to be additional addressed.

“The only complaints we have had in the past was truck traffic,” stated Community Board 10 District Manager Josephine Beckmann. “That is very common when you hear these terrible left turn accidents, it’s just like a typical one. I’m so sorry to hear it.”

Police haven’t but made any arrests for the hit-and-run, and the investigation continues, cops stated. 

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