Horrible end: walker died hit by two cars in New York
A pedestrian was killed after being struck by two vehicles in Brooklyn, including a white pickup truck that fled the scene.
Police say the incident happened last night just before 9:15 p.m. on Caton Avenue and Coney Island Avenue, in the Kensington neighborhood. According to the initial report, a man was walking in the intersection when he was struck by a white van that fled the scene after injuring the pedestrian. A second vehicle then struck the man, but that driver remained on the scene.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene around 9:45 p.m., he said. ABC News. The victim has not been identified and police are looking for the driver of the white van. Anyone with information should call to 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also through the page crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by text to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.
In a similar case, in July a 61-year-old man was brutally killed after being struck by two vehicles that fled the scene in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
Also in Brooklyn on Monday, two little sisters, ages 6 and 8, were injured when they were struck while crossing a street with their mother. The driver remained on the scene.
This year has been disastrous on New York asphalt in all five boroughs. From January 1 to July 31, some 150 people died in road accidents, according to the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT). Particularly there is a 129% increase in hit and run incidents throughout the city.
In addition to gun violence, traffic accidents have been another big challenge for Mayor Eric Adams. This despite “Vision Zero” (Vision Zero), traffic safety plan created in 2014 by then-new mayor Bill de Blasio, who promised to make the city safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists, with a goal of zero deaths by 2024.
New York City had already experienced in April a 35% increase in traffic accidents, alerted NYPD. At the end of that month there was a tragic streak to an average of one person killed by being run over every day.