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VIDEO: Man Critically Hurt by Hit-and-Run Driver in Williamsburg, NYPD Says

October 30, 2017 11:27am | Updated October 30, 2017 11:27am
A pedestrian was struck by a hit-and-run driver in South Williamsburg Monday morning, officials said.
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SOUTH WILLIAMSBURG — A pedestrian was in critical condition after being struck by a hit-and-run driver on Roebling Street Monday morning, officials and witnesses said.

The victim, a man in his 40s who witnesses said is a livery cab driver, was crossing mid-block between South Ninth Street and Division Avenue, when he was hit by a southbound Toyota Camry around 9:10 a.m., witnesses and FDNY officials said.

“[The driver] was coming really fast. He didn’t brake,” said witness Papo Rivera, 70. “He didn’t stop.”

Rivera said the victim, who frequents a bodega on the block, went flying about five feet in the air.

“He was unconscious,” he said. “There was so much blood on his head.”

The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition, police said.