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Sheepshead Resident Amjad Barakat Killed In Bay Ridge Hit-And-Run

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Police are hunting for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed Sheepshead Bay resident Amjad Barakat, 33, in Bay Ridge last night.

The accident happened shortly before 9:00 p.m., according to the New York Daily News.

Barakat was crossing 72nd Street when a beige sedan struck him. The driver then fled south on Seventh Avenue.

Authorities pronounced Barakat dead at the scene.

 

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  1. Sheepshead bay and the general area is filled with young guys who don’t care about anything or anyone. They drive like maniacs and have no values or morals; they remain outside of civility.

  2. Yep, except I’ve seen people of all types driving like maniacs! Old, young, Black, White, Asian, guys, girls, and etc. It’s not just one demographic. It’s also not just drivers, but reckless pedestrians and bicyclists. Everyone needs to slow down and just be freakin’ careful and cautious!

  3. Mr. Barakat’s death is tragic, & the driver should turn himself in NOW, but please note Mr. Barakat was not killed in Sheepshead Bay but in Bay Ridge. He was from here. He was not killed here. 

  4. MY NAME IS MIKE BARAKAT AND AMJAD BARAKAT IS MY BROTHER .IF ANYONE KNOWS OR HAS POSITIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PERSON OR THE DRIVER PLEASE CONTACT ME.
    $10,000.00 TO THE PERSON WHO GIVES POSITIVE FEEDBACK

  5. Speed enforcement by the Police is a low priority. Check the stats and see how many tickets are given out for Talking On Cell Phones, Tinted Windows and Speeding. You will shocked and awed by the trend to pluck the low hanging fruit. When was the last time you saw a Radar Trap on Ocean Parkway.? When I was a kid the announcer on the radio used to say “the boys in blue are looking for you at….” No more because they aint out there. Thus the great number of speed related fatalities.

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