Western Brooklyn

Teen Football Star Critically Hurt In Hit-And-Run

Source: Facebook via homereporternews.com

A 15-year-old teenager was critically injured when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver this past Saturday at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and 78th Street, according to a report by Home Reporter.

The teen, identified as Matthew Garry, is a football player for Xaverian High School. He broke both of his arms, his legs and his pelvis.

He was first sent to Lutheran Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition. Later, he was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit at Long Island Hospital.

The driver who smashed Garry fled down Fourth Avenue. Police later found a damaged 2002 Audi abandoned on 93rd Street near Fourth Avenue. No arrests have been made, but if you have any information call 1-800-577-TIPS or visit nypdcrimestoppers by clicking here.

Recently, we reported on State Senator Marty Golden’s efforts to stiffen penalties for hit and run drivers. Golden’s bill passed in the Senate and is awaiting consideration by the Assembly.

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  1. so sorry for this tragic accident. the driver responsible probably wouldn’t be charged if it was in fact was an accident, but since he/she fled now this is a criminal case. my thoughts and prayers with the victim and his family.

  2. The problem with all these hit and runs can’t just be poor driving skills Some of these drivers have to be D.W.I or D.U.I. Maybe traffic stops need to be set like spot check points and not just on the drinking holidays.
    Hit and runs have become so commonplace it’s a sin.
    I hope this young man is able to recover.


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