NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A woman was fighting for her life Saturday after police say she was struck by a driver who fled the scene in Brooklyn.
It happened just before midnight Friday at Avenue P and East 16th Street in Midwood, where police say the driver of a blue sedan struck the 57-year-old victim as she was crossing the road in a crosswalk.
She was rushed to Maimonides Medical Center.
The car was last seen speeding west with damage to its front end, according to police.
“I’ve lived here like 13 years, and there have been a number of accidents on this road over the years that I’ve lived here,” resident Katherine Mango told CBS2’s Clark Fouraker. “The drivers up and down this road are pretty aggressive, and I constantly have to make sure that they actually stop when they’re supposed to, so I can go safely with my two kids.”
“They’re always racing, day and night. It’s crazy. In the morning and nighttime, they don’t stop. You have to be careful when you cross the street,” said resident Rosa Hernandez.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74682). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.