Police Hunt Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed Woman in Midwood

The intersection of Avenue P and East 16th, where the 57-year old was hit while crossing the street (Screenshot via Google Maps)

MIDWOOD – After a woman died on Tuesday from injuries suffered in a Midwood hit-and-run last week, police are searching for the deadly driver that fled the scene of the crime.

Razija Dreskovic was hit by the car as she attempted to cross Avenue P at East 16th Street on Friday, July 27, just after 11:00 pm, said police. She was in the crosswalk when a westbound red sedan struck her while traveling at a high rate of speed.

The 57-year-old suffered head trauma and severe trauma to her left leg, said police. The driver fled in their car, continuing west down Avenue P.

Police and EMS responded to the scene and transported Dreskovic to Maimonides Medical Center, where she was treated until she succumbed to her injuries and died on Tuesday, July 31st.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing, said police, but so far there have been no arrests.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS 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 texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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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.

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