Reward offered for Midwood hit-and-run driver

Noah Foxman’s brother, Schumle, and daughter, Pessy Greenwald, met with reporters on Friday to announce a reward of $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of the driver who killed Foxman in a brutal hit-and-run on Jan. 26.
Photo by Arthur De Gaeta

The brother of Noah Foxman wants the hit-and-run driver who mowed his older sibling down on Jan. 26 to turn himself in — and give Foxman’s three grieving children some much needed closure.

“We’re not seeking revenge,” Schmule Foxman explained as he and his neice, Pessy Greenwald, joined Councilman David Greenfield (D–Borough Park) in offering a $2,500 reward for any information leading to the hit-and-run driver’s capture. “Rather, we’re asking that the driver do the moral and correct thing by taking responsibility for his or her actions. [My brother’s death] is something that, every minute of the day since that time, I’ve been thinking about. It will stay with me for the rest of my life.”

Greenwald said little throughout the gathering at the corner of Coney Island Avenue and Avenue K — where Foxman was killed — sparing only a few words about her deceased father.

“I miss his presence,” she said.

Foxman was crossing Coney Island Avenue at 10:12 pm, when a passing van clipped him — knocking him onto the pavement. Witnesses said Foxman wasn’t seriously injured and was alert and conscious when a second vehicle, described as a light-colored sedan, hit Foxman as he lay on the ground.

Paramedics rushed Foxman to Coney Island Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

No criminal charges were filed against the van driver, who pulled over to lend assistance following the first accident. The driver of the sedan never stopped and is still at large, police said.

Bob Moskowitz, coordinator of the Flatbush Shomrim Patrol, hopes that someone caught the sedan on video as it charged down Coney Island Avenue.

“If you’re a store owner on Coney Island Avenue anywhere from Avenue H all the way down to Kings Highway from 10–10:20 pm, please check your surveillance cameras,” he said. “If there’s something there that you think can help us, give it to us. It’s very, very important.”

The $2,500 reward is in addition to the $2,000 being offered by NYPD.

Anyone with information regarding the Jan. 26 hit-and-run is asked to call (800) 577-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4514.

Police mill through the wreckage of a fatal hit-and-run in Midwood, where Noah Foxman was killed after being struck by two different cars on Avenue K on Jan. 26.
Photo by Steve Solomonson

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