Cops cuff man for brutal Brooklyn hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian and injured four others

The scene of the hit-and-run.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

The NYPD arrested a man who they say fatally struck a pedestrian and injured several others in a hit-and-run over the summer in Brooklyn.

Tyler Green, 22, was charged with killing 67-year-old Lynn Christopher as well as injuring four people on June 25, 2022. 

Authorities say that at 7:10 p.m. that day, officers from the 81st Precinct conducted a car stop on a grey 2021 Honda HRV, which was said to be operating with mismatched license plates, near Ralph Avenue and Chauncey Street. When the officers reached the car, which is said to have two people inside, the driver hit the gas and fled the scene down Ralph Avenue at a high speed.

As the car approached the intersection of Ralph Avenue and Macon Street, the driver crossed over the double yellow line into oncoming traffic, overtaking two vehicles that were stopped at a red light. The Honda HRV then struck a 28-year-old male bicyclist, who was riding along Ralph Avenue, head-on, and sideswiped a parked, unoccupied 2017 Nissan Pathfinder at the corner.

The driver continued through the intersection and hit Christopher and her 8-year-old grandson, both of whom were in the crosswalk area with the right of way. 

Further up the block, the Honda HRV struck the front left fender area of a 2021 Honda Accord as it traveled on Halsey Street through the intersection at Ralph Avenue before mounting the sidewalk area and hitting a third male pedestrian. The car then came to a stop, and the occupants of the Honda HR did not remain at the scene. 

Christopher was pronounced dead at the scene. Her grandson was rushed to Maimonides Hospital in critical condition. The male pedestrian was taken to Interfaith Hospital in stable condition, and the driver of the Honda Accord and the bicyclist were both taken to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition. 

Green was arrested on Oct. 13 and charged with murder, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, assault, reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death, criminal possession of stolen property, reckless driving, license plate violation/improper plates, traffic device violation and a speed violation.

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