Driver injures scooter rider in East New York hit-and-run: NYPD

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Cops are searching for the driver of a silver SUV who allegedly injured a pedestrian in a hit-and-run last month.
Photo courtesy of NYPD

A driver allegedly hit a 48-year old man and fled the scene in East New York late last month.

According to the NYPD, the driver of a gray BMW SUV allegedly struck the victim, who was riding an electric scooter, on Blake Avenue at the corner of Hendrix Street. The driver was turning from Blake Avenue onto Hendrix Street when they collided with the scooter driver and knocked him to the ground. 

Police said the driver then fled the scene, driving south on Hendrix Street toward New Lots Avenue. The driver still has not been identified or arrested. 

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The driver allegedly hit the scooter rider while turning on to Blake Avenue. Photo courtesy of Google Maps

Emergency responders removed the victim to Brookdale University Medical Center in stable condition with injuries to his shoulder.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter.
In the last five years, four people — three motorists and one cyclist — have been injured in three crashes at the corner of Hendrix Street and Blake Avenue, according to Crashmapper. Blake Avenue has been rife with crashes and injuries — per Crashmapper, since 2018, 11 people have been injured in crashes within just a two-block radius of the July 28 hit-and-run. In 2020, an unlicensed driver was arrested and charged for hitting and killing a mother and son at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue, killing the seven-year-old son.