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Investigators spent much of their time overnight and in the morning on the busy block combing for clues about what led to the crash.
The 57-year-old victim’s family told CBS2 he was hit in front of his home in East Flatbush around 10 p.m. Wednesday. They were too distraught to speak on camera, but said he was getting something from his car when he was struck.
Concerned neighbors rushed out of their homes near East 38th Street and Avenue D to the sound of commotion. They found the man laying in the street.
“I heard a terrible bang. I didn’t realize it was somebody, I thought it was two cars as usual. But when I came out, the man was on the ground bleeding. Breathing, but bleeding,” one neighbor told Dhillon.
“The fire department came first and then the police came and then the ambulance came,” said Terry Kinsey. “But it was just, mostly shock.”
The neighbors were horrified.READ MORE: Actor Wentworth Miller Reveals Autism Diagnosis, Reigniting Conversation About Adults On The Spectrum
“I think it’s terrible, anybody who runs somebody down and doesn’t even stop to see how they’re doing. I think it’s terrible, it’s disgusting. It’s terrible. How could you live with yourself,” another neighbor said.
“It’s just sad that somebody wouldn’t stop,” said Kinsey.
Police said the man was taken to Kings County Hospital in critical but stable condition. He suffered a broken leg and trauma to his head.
Neighbors said the crash happened at a dangerous intersection where they want a 4-way stop or a speed bump to deter dangerous driving.
“This Avenue D here, something should be done. They speed here all the time. They have those motorbikes that go up in the air. When it’s not a motorbike, it’s a car with a heavy vroom, vroom, vroom, and speeding like 90 mph here. I was expecting this to happen anytime,” the first neighbor said.
Police said they’re looking for a dark colored Mercedes-Benz. Anyone with information is asked to call police.MORE NEWS: Arrest Warrant Issued After Accused Drunk Driver In Queens Crash That Killed Father Of 3 Jumps Bail
CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon contributed to this report.