Brooklyn, NY - Police Seek Hit And Run Driver Who Struck Child In BP
Brooklyn, NY - Police are hoping that a driver with Taxi and Limousine Commission license plates will come forward after hitting a six year old boy yesterday in Borough Park.
The driver of the black Toyota Sienna hit the boy at 4:13 PM Wednesday at the intersection of Fort Hamilton Parkway and 41st Street.
Police said that the boy was crossing the street with his family at the time of the accident.
Britt Argueta, of Eben-Ezer Winner Wireless Video located the corner of 41st Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway, caught the entire episode on surveillance video.
The video shows the minivan running the red light at Fort Hamilton before striking the boy who had stopped for a moment to pick something up off the ground. The boy was pushed several yards by the minivan which then passed over him.
The driver of the minivan stopped momentarily to inspect his vehicle before driving away.
Because the father picked up the boy and ran with him across the street where his other child was standing, it is unclear if the driver realized that he had hit the six year old, but Argueta told WNBC News that it would have been impossible for him not to know.
“You have to know you hit the person,” said Argueta. “You are driving. The child is in front of you.”
Police are continuing to investigate the incident and are hoping that the driver, who they have yet to identify, will come forward.
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