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Driver smashes into man crossing Cypress Hills street, killing him

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A motorist hit and killed a 23-year-old crossing a Cypress Hills street just blocks from his home before dawn on Friday morning.

The driver behind the wheel of a gray 2007 Jeep Commander riding along Conduit Boulevard toward Highland Park struck Basid Miah just before Grant Avenue, as he crossed the road heading towards his Belmont Avenue home around 3 am, police said.

Emergency responders arrived to find Miah lying injured in the street, and rushed him to Brookdale Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead, according to authorities.

The motorist — who slammed into the 23-year-old with the front driver-side of his vehicle, sending him crashing to the pavement — stayed at the scene, officers said.

Cops’ preliminary investigation determined the fatal crash was an accident because the driver had the green light, according to a police-department spokesman, who said officials are still looking into the collision.

“Based on what they have so far, that’s what it appears to be — that the victim crossed against the traffic-control device,” the spokesman said.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Updated 5:49 pm, July 9, 2018
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