Older Man Fatally Struck by Truck in Brooklyn

A pedestrian was fatally struck by a truck driver in a hit and run incident in Brooklyn on Friday, February 7.

The incident occured around 3:20pm at Atlantic Avenue and Williams Plce. The man is believed to be in his 70s and was pushing a shopping cart westbound on Atlantic Avenue as he walked by the parked truck. When the man passed the driver’s side door, the truck left the space and struck the victim.

The driver left the scene and the victim was taken to Brookdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead. No arrests have been made yet and the investigation is ongoing.

The truck is described as a 3 acle, dark colored cab, straight flatbed truck with a boom.

Anyone with information is encouaged to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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