CANARSIE – A man riding a motorized scooter is dead after a driver crashed into him and ran away from the scene.
On Tuesday, June 23 at around 12:30 a.m., a man was riding his motorized scooter and was on the intersection at East 98 Street and Avenue N, when a man driving a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, traveling eastbound on Avenue N struck him.
According to the NYPD, the driver who hit the scooter, then “failed to properly navigate the roadway” and struck a nearby tree and fire hydrant before rolling over and crashing into several parked, unoccupied cars. After coming to a rest, two people exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot to parts unknown.
The victim, whose name is still pending family notification, was found with severe trauma about the body. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital and was pronounced dead.
As of now, there have been no arrests made and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.