Teen struck by hit-and-run driver while crossing Brooklyn street


A hit-and-run driver slammed into a skateboarding teenager as he crossed a Brooklyn street Sunday afternoon, leaving him with critical head injuries, police said.


Surveillance video shows a white BMV SUV stopped on Avenue T at the W. 10th St. intersection, for several seconds around 3:10 p.m.


As the SUV starts to make a right turn onto W. 10th, the 18-year-old victim rolls past the vehicle on its right side, the footage shows.


The driver hits the teen, knocking him into the crosswalk, then rolls over him and drives off without slowing down.

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Another car can be seen pulling into the intersection to shield the teen from oncoming traffic, and people get out of their cars to run to his aid.


Medics rushed the teen to Maimonides Hospital in critical condition, cops said.


One neighborhood resident, who didn’t want to give his name, said the vehicle, a white BMW X5, had been driving around the block all day.


“That car was flying back and forth, over and over again,” the man said. “I think it was a new car and they just wanted to take it out today.”

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He said he heard a “boom!” and ran outside to find the teen on the ground.

Police were searching for the hit-and-run driver. 

(Ivan Bliznetsov/Getty Images/iStockphoto)


“The poor kid was lying in the street and his skateboard was on one side of him and his hat was 50 feet away. He had one eye open and one eye closed,” he said. “I think he was in shock. There was blood coming out of his mouth and ears. … God help him.”


Anyone with information about driver or the SUV is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.


 


 


 


 


 


 

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