Disturbing video that the NYPD released Saturday shows an enraged hit-and-run driver running over a school bus operator on a Brooklyn street on Friday afternoon.
The victim in the brazen attack, a 44-year-old woman, suffered severe body trauma in the vehicular attack, which took place at about 5:15 pm on April 30 at the corner of Hinsdale Street and Linden Boulevard in New Lots.
The video shows the school bus stopped at a light on the eastbound service lanes of Linden Boulevard with the suspect and his vehicle, a 2020 gray Subaru CTK, directly behind it. The perpetrator gets out of the SUV and walks to the front of the school bus, apparently to confront the driver.
Seconds later, the video cuts to the school bus operator standing on the median of Linden Boulevard and talking with the suspect, who had returned to the Subaru CTK. Seconds later, the Subaru driver turns to the left and drives right over the median, striking the victim.
The video shows the suspect driving his car right over the victim, leaving her lying on the Linden Boulevard pavement, before turning southbound on Hinsdale Street and fleeing the scene.
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Officers from the 75th Precinct and EMS units responded to the incident. EMS rushed the victim to Brookdale University Hospital, where she was listed in critical but stable condition.
Police described the hit-and-run driver as an adult man with a dark complexion and a thin building, standing about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighing about 155 pounds. He was last seen wearing a light-colored jacket, a green baseball cap, blue jeans and sneakers.
Law enforcement sources said the Subaru CTK which he operated had a New York state plate, license number JKE-6813.
Hit-and-runs have been on the rise over the past five years, with 43,310 incidents in 2015 and 46,962 in 2019. The number dropped to 39,299 amid the pandemic in 2020, but arrest rates have hovered around a mere 1 percent during that timeframe, dropping to 0.89 percent for last year, according to NYPD data.