Two Pedestrians Killed Today in Separate Hit-and-Run Crashes

More grim news today: Gothamist and Fox 5 are reporting that a man was killed when he was struck by a big rig on Bowery and Grand. The truck driver continued over the Manhattan Bridge and was stopped by police on the BQE, according to Gothamist.

And in Dyker Heights this morning, a driver killed a 74-year-old woman as she crossed the street, reports NBC:

The victim was hit at about 7 a.m. Friday at the intersection of 75th Street and 14th Avenue, police said.

Police determined that the woman was crossing the street when a grey-colored vehicle traveling west on 75th street struck her. The vehicle then fled the scene, police said.

Imagine the uproar if another crane collapse had caused this loss of life.

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