Jason Williams Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in East Flatbush

Nostrand Avenue and Foster Avenue in East Flatbush. Image: Google Maps

A Brooklyn man was killed in a hit-and-run crash in East Flatbush over the weekend.

Jason Williams, 23, was struck by the driver of a red SUV at Nostrand and Foster Avenues at approximately 3:37 a.m., according to reports. He was pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital.

Police told the Post that Williams was “running against the light,” and the driver was speeding. The crash scene was two blocks from Williams’ home, according to the Daily News, which reported that police were looking at video footage from a nearby McDonald’s.

Thirty-nine pedestrians and three cyclists were injured at the intersection of Nostrand and Foster between 1995 and 2009, according to Transportation Alternatives’ CrashStat, and several pedestrians were killed on surrounding blocks during that time frame.

This fatal crash occurred in the 67th Precinct. To voice your concerns about neighborhood traffic safety directly to Deputy Inspector Kenneth C. Lehr, the commanding officer, go to the next precinct community council meeting. The 67th Precinct council meetings happen at 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the precinct, 2820 Snyder Avenue, in the 2nd Floor Conference Room. Call 718-287-2530 for more information.

The City Council district where Jason Williams was killed is represented by Jumaane D. Williams. To encourage Williams to take action to improve street safety in his district and citywide, contact him at 212-788-6859 or @JumaaneWilliams.

  • guest123

    This is sad, he didnt deserve this. R.I.P. Jason, I hope they find the person who did this to you. 

  • Belinda Leonard

    I will always love you for we adopted each other as mother and son I will miss you, you was my son before I had my own son you will truly be miss  

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