Driver Who Struck Pedestrians and Fled Scene in Brooklyn Charged

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    A pedestrian accident

    A 27-year-old man who put three people in the hospital after a July 21 pedestrian accident in Brooklyn is now facing charges. The victims suffered injuries after the 27-year-old allegedly struck them while driving a minivan in reverse.

    The injured victims were standing on the corner of 11th Avenue and 56th Street when the accident occurred. The victims, two adults and a six-year-old child, all required hospitalization. The 27-year-old man quickly left the scene of the crash, but police were able to identify him thanks to surveillance video of the crash.

    The hit-and-run driver now faces charges that include:

    • Reckless endangerment
    • Leaving the scene of an accident
    • Unsafe backing of a vehicle

    Read more about this accident here.

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