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Pedestrian Struck by Car

5th Avenue and Flatbush
April 10, 2013 - 9:18am

A pedestrian was struck by what appeared to be a F-150 type truck on 5th Avenue near Flatbush. I arrived at the scene just after the incident, but the driver fled the scene leaving behind the grill of the truck, as well as the license plate. This section of Flatbush has been particularly dangerous in recent weeks during morning hours, as cars on Flatbush block the intersections making it dangerous to cross. Because of the grid lock, drivers take aggressive action to make light and turn in opposite lanes. No NYPD Traffic officers are stationed here, and there is no enforcement to ensure pedestrian safety. The fact that someone was struck isn't surprising, but just a sad reality.

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