Pedestrian Struck By Car In Prospect Park This Morning


PROSPECT PARK – The NYPD is searching for the driver of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian in Prospect Park this morning.

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A reader wrote in to inform us that she passed a police investigation in Prospect Park during her jog this morning. She noticed that the police taped off a portion of the jogging path on Prospect Park South near the Parade Ground. “We saw what looked like a pretty bloody napkin. A park ranger told us a female jogger was hit on the head,” possibly by a cyclist, she explained.

At approximately 5:40am this morning, a 51-year-old woman walking in Prospect Park South along a pedestrian path was struck by an unknown vehicle, a police representative told BKLYNER. The car fled the scene and there were no witnesses, the officer added.

The victim was taken to Maimonides Hospital where she is in critical but stable condition.

The vehicle was illegally driving in the park’s West Drive, according to Brooklyn Paper, which is off-limits to cars. The incident is still under investigation.

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.

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  1. UPDATE: I’m very pleased to see that I was wrong. Good on NYPD for getting the guy, but shame on NYPD, NYCDOT, NYC Parks, and anyone else for having the car open to parks in the first place, and for not designing barriers in such a way that cars could still enter even when the roads are closed.


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