Browsing: hit and run

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Senatory Marty Golden’s goal to stiffen penalties for hit and run drivers came one step closer to reality this week, after the New York State Senate passed his legislation, according to a press release. As we reported last month, Golden has been trying to get this legislation passed for a few years now, already once getting it passed…

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Police are hunting for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed Sheepshead Bay resident Amjad Barakat, 33, in Bay Ridge last night. The accident happened shortly before 9:00 p.m., according to the New York Daily News. Barakat was crossing 72nd Street when a beige sedan struck him. The driver then fled south on Seventh Avenue. Authorities…

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UPDATE (4/25/2012): This story has been updated with information from the NYPD, indicating that the bicyclist was allegedly an attempted trespasser and was not actually hit by a car. Original post: A bicyclist was struck by a white SUV on Oriental Boulevard at Amherst Street at approximately 11:30 a.m. According to a scanner report, the…

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We don’t have any additional information about this incident. From the looks of it, I don’t think a pedestrian was involved – reads more like it was probably a parked car that was hit. Just thought we’d pass along the flier.

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The following is a press release from the offices of City Councilman David Greenfield: Councilman David G. Greenfield (D-Brooklyn), Flatbush Shomrim and the family of fatal hit-and-run victim Noah Foxman are asking any local residents or businesses with a video surveillance system to immediately turn over all footage from the evening of Thursday, January 26…