Man Killed in East Williamsburg Hit-and-Run

Metropolitan and Grand merge and separate as they cross Newtown Creek in East Williamsburg (Screenshot via Google Maps)

EAST WILLIAMSBURG – Yet another pedestrian was killed by a car in Brooklyn early Monday morning after a deadly hit-and-run at Metropolitan Avenue and Grand Street in East Williamsburg, police confirmed.

The 50-year old man was crossing the street around 3:45 am when he was hit by a vehicle traveling westbound on Metropolitan, suffering severe trauma to his head.

EMS rushed the man to Woodhull hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries and died.

The name of the victim has been withheld pending family notification. Currently, there is n description of the car that struck and killed the man, and no arrests, but an investigation is ongoing.

This death is yet another in a series of pedestrian fatalities in early 2018. Last week, a driver struck and killed two young children in Park Slope. During the first week of March, in Kensington, Faustino Garcia was killed at Church Avenue and Ocean Parkway. Finally, in southern Brooklyn, John Ramondino was killed crossing the street as well.

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Paul Stremple

Paul was a staff reporter at Bklyner, responsible for covering Northern and Eastern parts of Brooklyn between August 2017 and January 2019.


  1. Vision Zero will not be effective until the cops assigned to monitor, in their cars, get their noses out of their personal phones and observe and then apprehend drivers at reckless speeds, running red lights. Simple as that–I observe it in Manhattan.

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