Pedestrian Killed by a Truck in Brooklyn Hit-and-Run

By Tanay Warerkar on February 8, 2014 2:30pm 

 An unidentified pedestrian was killed in a hit and run Friday afternoon when a truck struck him while walking Atlantic Ave. in East New York.
An unidentified pedestrian was killed in a hit and run Friday afternoon when a truck struck him while walking Atlantic Ave. in East New York.
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EAST NEW YORK — An unidentified pedestrian was fatally struck in a hit-and-run accident in East New York on Friday afternoon.

Police responded to a 911 call just after 3 p.m. Friday that reported a pedestrian being struck near the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Williams Place. Upon arrival the police found the man unconscious and with severe body trauma.

Further investigation revealed that the man was pushing a shopping cart walking west on Atlantic Avenue and was struck by a three axle, dark-colored truck that pulled out of its parking spot, just as the victim was walking alongside it.

The truck sped away from the scene, and the victim was pronounced dead on arrival at the nearby Brookdale Hospital.

The victim’s identification is pending family notification.

The police are now on the lookout for the driver of the truck, police said.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577

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