Hit-and-run driver sought in Brooklyn for striking young mom and her daughter

Scene of Brooklyn hit-and-run collision
Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who injured a mother and her child in Brooklyn last month, authorities confirmed.
Photo via Google Maps/Inset courtesy of NYPD

Police in Brooklyn are searching for a hit-and-run driver who injured a mother and her child last month, authorities confirmed.

According to police sources, the 33-year-old mother was crossing East 16th Street and Quentin Road in Midwood with her 8-year-old son and daughter at around 4 p.m. on April 28 when the driver of a black sedan traveling southbound suddenly put the car in reverse.

Authorities said the driver ultimately struck the mother and daughter before speeding away toward Quentin Road.

EMS rushed the family to Maimonides Hospital where it was discovered the 8-year-old girl suffered a fractured arm while her mother complained of back pain. Her son was unharmed.

With the driver remains on the lam and refuses to come forward, the NYPD have released surveillance footage of the vehicle in hopes it will be recognized, leading to the arrest of the operator.

Anyone with information regarding the driver’s whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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